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It’s National Volunteer Week…so give our Green Coats a round of applause!

Nearly 400 active volunteers, speaking a total of 35 languages volunteered 69,471 hours last year at Vancouver International Airport. Those are impressive numbers…but the people behind the numbers are what makes YVR such a friendly place.

If you’ve been to the airport lately, you’ve likely been welcomed by one of our volunteer ambassadors, immediately recognizable in their distinctive green jackets or vests, and, of course, by their warm smiles.

If you have a question, they have an answer. They've gone out of their way to help reunite passengers, give directions to those in a hurry, help weary travellers or just provide a smile and a story or two. They are one of the reasons that YVR was voted Best Airport in North America this year by Skytrax.

For 22 years, the program has been making it easier for passengers and visitors to find their way through YVR, and we’d like to commend these dedicated volunteers for the great work they do every day.

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  • Yousef Aloyouni wrote on Jul 09 2012 AT 3:04 AM

    hello there

    I need to learn how I can be good employee in my future with YVR Airport,  Im really intersting to be volunteer in YVR, and I love working in airport

    please eccept me as volunteer
  • Kelly wrote on Aug 14 2012 AT 9:21 AM

    Hi Yousef,

    Visit the Current Opportunities section of to see if we are currently accepting volunteer applications and to learn about the application process.

    Thank you for your inquiry,

  • Daisy Shim wrote on Jul 14 2014 AT 3:34 PM

    I am seeking my first chance to gain the invaluable experience I need to succed professionally at YVR.

    Please accept my as your volunteer!
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