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Thanking Our Volunteers

by Public Relations | Published On: Apr 16, 2012 | Last Updated: 

Dressed in purple jackets or shirts, volunteer Navigators are a helpful and welcoming presence for travelers at America’s Friendliest Airport®. April 15-21 is National Volunteer Week and what better way to commemorate the event than by celebrating our wonderful volunteers. In fact, Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport has declared April 18 as Navigator Appreciation Day. Throughout the Airport, travelers will notice decorated ticket counters, signs at shops and Information Counters, and employees throughout the Airport wearing “We (heart) our Volunteers!” stickers. Volunteer Navigators will also be treated to specials at the various shops and restaurants. Even Phoenix Mayor Stanton will be out at the Airport on Wednesday to personally thank the Navigators for their hard work.

The volunteer Navigator program began in 2000 to provide travelers an easy way get information and ask questions. Since 2000, the program has grown to nearly 400 volunteers and is one of the largest in the nation. Last year, more than 68,000 hours of service were given by the Navigators, the equivalent of $2 million in staff hours.

Next time you are passing through Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport, stop by to say hello to our volunteer Navigators. They love talking to passengers and providing information. We thank them for their service in helping to make Phoenix Sky Harbor America’s Friendliest Airport®. And, if you think volunteering at the Airport sounds like fun, why not sign-up to be a Navigator? The next class is May 9 and there are other classes throughout the year. Volunteer Navigators receive training, uniforms, and more. Find out more.

Published: April 16, 2012