YYC Navigators: Volunteers needed!
For the fourth year in a row, The Calgary Airport Authority, in partnership with Air Canada and the Society for Treatment of Autism, is hosting YYC Navigators. This year’s event will take place on Saturday, May 5 from 10:45 am – 13:15 pm.
This program focuses on providing individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) the opportunity to practice and become more familiar with airport processes (checking in, getting boarding passes, experiencing security, etc.).
The YYC Navigators program has been a great success in enhancing the air travel experience for those affected by ASD, and their families. Our partners that have helped make this initiative possible are:
• Air Canada
• Air Canada Rouge
• Society for Treatment of Autism
• Renfrew Educational Services
• Ability 4 Good
• Lead Foundation
• New Heights School & Learning Services
• Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA)
• Mountain View Printing
We are looking for volunteers to help us on the day of the event. Volunteers will be paired with representatives from our partner support agencies to assist families throughout the process. Roles include assisting at the program registration desk, guiding our guests from roadway to runway and helping us distribute a keepsake of the day for our special guests.
We need approximately 10 volunteers from 10:30 am – 13:30 pm. Some roles may not be required for the duration of the event; however, we do ask that if you are volunteering that you ensure you are available for the whole duration in the event we require assistance in other areas. See photos from previous YYC Navigators events here.
If you are interested in being a part of this incredible experience, please email firstname.lastname@example.org by April 27. The Calgary Airport Authority is pleased to offer this program, which could not be done without the help of our many airport partners and volunteers.