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Journeys, May 2019, Volunteer Activities

Volunteer Activities


Appreciation Events

The Commission for Economic Opportunity in Wilkes-Barre held a volunteer appreciation celebration on May 29 at the Luzerne County Community College in Nanticoke, Pa.
The Travelers Aid/Dulles Airport Spring Volunteer Appreciation Event on May 14 was attended by 223 people. The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority hosted the event at the departures level event space inside the airport. In addition, a volunteer breakroom is being set up at Dulles across from the Travelers Aid office and it opens tomorrow, June 1.
The Travelers Aid/Reagan Airport Spring Volunteer Appreciation Event on May 13 was attended by 110 people. The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority hosted the event at Sam & Harry’s restaurant in the airport. Airport Director Paul Malandrino provided an updated on the ongoing terminal construction project.
The Travelers Aid/Milwaukee annual volunteer appreciation lunch on April 27 was attended by 21 volunteers. Milwaukee General Mitchell International Airport hosted the event.
Heartland Alliance hosted a volunteer appreciation event on April 6 for 30 Travelers Aid Chicago volunteers at Second City. During National Volunteer Appreciation Week, April 7-13, the Travelers Aid staff at O’Hare International Airport provided homemade treats to volunteers all week. Also, volunteers took candid photos in a “pop up” photo booth designed by the staff
Travelers Aid at Will Rogers World Airport in Oklahoma City held their Spring Volunteer meeting on April 2. The event included a tour of the Will Rogers World Airport Fire Department. Thirty-one information booth volunteers attended.

Tours and Training

Twenty-five Travelers Aid volunteers at Tampa International Airport participated in a training program on human trafficking. Speakers included members of the airport’s police force and a counselor from the Crisis Center of Tampa Bay, the parent of the Travelers Aid program
Travelers Aid/Bradley Airport volunteers at the end of April participated in an Active Aggressor Training hosted by the TSA and facilitated by the Connecticut State Police. At the end of the day, participants had the option of joining a self-defense course hosted by Integrity Martial Arts. Pictured is John Kelling practicing his defensive moves.
Travelers Aid/JFK Airport volunteers hosted area high school students, giving them the opportunity to develop skills and gain customer service experience. The new TWA Hotel opened on May 15 and the students enjoyed touring the vintage TWA "Connie" Constellation aircraft.
On May 4, Travelers Aid/Reagan Airport Volunteer Coordinator Manon Carle, led a group of volunteers on an Around the World Embassy Tour, in the District of Columbia. They visited: Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Cote d’ Ivoire, The Islamic Center, South Korea, Myanmar, and South Africa.
A couple Travelers Aid of the Inland Empire volunteers on May 4 dressed up in support of “May the Fourth be with you” activities.
On May 16, the Connecticut Airport Authority hosted Customer Appreciation Day and 17 Travelers Aid/Bradley Airport volunteers helped out during the event by handing out give-a-ways to passengers. Passengers had a great time participating in activity stations including a putting green, aquarium touch tank, face painting and hanging out with various mascots and entertainers from around the state. Pictured is Shirley Belcher with a passenger.
Travelers Aid/Tampa volunteer Gail Crawford (right) was recently recognized as the volunteer of the month for outstanding service for 11 years. Beverly Johnson, the Travelers Aid volunteer coordinator, and Clara Reynolds (center), CEO of Crisis Center of Tampa Bay, make the presentation.