The ambassador program began in 1999 with 42 Airport retirees looking to stay active and involved in the industry they loved. Today this number is over 70 and they perform a range of services from assisting people with disabilities in getting around the facility to providing information on the community. They are positioned throughout the airport seven days a week, 365 days a year and can be identified by their red blazer or golf shirt to help travellers make full use of airport amenities. Our ambassadors provide a level of service unique to the Kelowna International Airport.
YLW launched the Junior Ambassador Program in the summer of 2010 to help celebrate the 10th anniversary of the airport’s current program. High School students in grade 10 and 11 can earn their volunteer hours required by the Central Okanagan School District while gaining exposure to career opportunities in the aviation industry.
To volunteer with either the Ambassador or Junior Ambassador programs: Airport
Tourism Kelowna Kiosk
Tourism Kelowna Visitor Information Kiosk in the arrivals area assists locals and visitors from all over the world answering a myriad of inquiries about Kelowna and the Okanagan region. The Kiosk is staffed by trained, dedication Visitor Information volunteers seven days a week. Interested in being a Tourism Kelowna volunteer at the airport? Email: Chris Lewis or Phone: 250 861-1515 ext. 207
Airport Watch Program
The YLW Airport Watch Program, linked to the national Airport Watch Program based in Ottawa, was launched in December 2009. After completing its first year, volunteer members logged over 360.25 hours conducting patrols of the lots and perimeter fencing. Members monitor general aviation procedures, the condition of the fencing, wildlife activity, parking lots, suspicious behaviours and foreign object debris (FOD) while they enjoy their favourite pastime - watching airplanes. More information .