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Passengers enjoy the hassle-free, customer-friendly experience when they fly out of Chicago Rockford International Airport (RFD). RFD is looking for volunteers- (Airport Ambassadors) to enhance that experience with a friendly smile and a serving attitude. Volunteers will welcome passengers, share information, assist them with their bags, and even drive the shuttle bus. The objective of the Volunteer Program at RFD is to provide accurate, friendly and courteous information and assistance to our traveling public.

Volunteers will lend a hand throughout the airport; at the information desk, directing passengers to the gates, helping with ground transportation, and assisting RFD staff during special events.

For any questions, additional information OR for a paper application, please email Pam Guentert at pguentert@flyrfd.com.

Volunteer Positions
Position Summary

Provides customer assistance transporting passengers and bags between the parking lots and the main terminal building during departures and arrivals. Must be at least 18 years old

Airport ShuttleJob Duties
  • Checks in at Volunteer Services office to pick up cell phone to communicate with the curbside assistant(s)
  • Locates the Shuttle Bus and prepares to pickup and return passengers to their appropriate parking lot.
  • Welcomes passengers and visitors in a very friendly, outgoing manner, using excellent customer service skills.
  • Offers transportation to all passengers and visitors and reminds them they can get a ride back to their vehicles by stopping by the Shuttle Bus pickup designated area in front of the terminal.
  • Returns the Shuttle Bus to the pickup stop and returns the keys and cell phone to the Volunteer Services office.
  • Place cell phones on charger
  • Stays aware of maintenance issue for both vehicles, and communicates maintenance needs to the Volunteer Services Coordinator.
  • Trains new Shuttle Drives as requested.
Job Specifications
  • Minimum Education: Education and/or testing as required for an Illinois driver’s license.
  • Minimum Experience: Drivers license and vehicle insurance.
  • Environmental/working conditions: Subject to all weather conditions, driving in rain, snow and ice. Subject to varying and unpredictable situations.
  • Physical Demands: High amount of sitting and driving. Moderate to high amount of walking.
  • Class B CDL license required with Bus and Air Brake Endorsement.
  • The ability to lift 50 pounds plus when assisting customers with luggage on and off the shuttle.
  • Required Qualifications: Valid Illinois driver’s license and current insurance card on file with the Airport Authority office.
  • Excellent customer service and communication skills, flexibility/openness to change. Ability to relate well with individuals of various background and ages.
  • Must be badged with an Airport Identification Badge. Each individual applying for any badge must be fingerprinted and background check must be made by the Great Rockford Airport Authority. The type of badge required for a volunteer will be determined by the Passenger Services Supervisor or other authorized Airport personnel. RFD requires the badge to be worn at all time.
  • Understands and follows all TSA and FAA rules and regulations.
Curbside AssistantsPosition Summary

Provide customer assistance at the curbside assisting passengers in moving baggage into the terminal using carts with direction to the appropriate airline.

Job Duties
  • Checks in at Volunteer Services office to pick up cell phone to communicate with the Shuttle Bus Driver.
  • Prepares to assist any and all curbside passengers whether from their personnel vehicle or with the offloading or on loading of the Shuttle Bus.
  • Maintains luggage carts and their availability.
  • Welcomes passengers and visitors in a very friendly, outgoing manner, using excellent customer service skills.
  • Offer to locate all passengers and visitors to airline designated areas in the terminal.
  • When shift is completed return cell phone to the Volunteer Services office and place on chargers.
  • Stays aware of any curbside issues, and communicates them to the Volunteer
  • Services Coordinator.
  • Trains new Curbside Assistants as requested.
Job Specifications
  • Environmental/working conditions: Subject to all weather conditions, driving in rain, snow and ice. Subject to varying and unpredictable situations.
  • Physical Demands: High amount of standing. Moderate to high amount of walking.
  • The ability to lift 50 pounds plus when assisting customers with luggage on and off the shuttle.
  • Required Qualifications: Valid Illinois driver’s license and current insurance card on file in the Volunteer Services
    office.
  • Excellent customer service and communication skills, flexibility/openness to change. Ability to relate well with
    individuals of various background and ages.
  • Must be badged with an Airport Identification Badge. Each individual applying for any badge must be fingerprinted and background check must be made by the Great Rockford
  • Airport Authority. The type of badge
    required for a volunteer will be determined by the Passenger Services
  • Supervisor or other authorized Airport
    personnel. RFD requires the badge to be worn at all time.
  • Understands and follows all TSA and FAA rules and regulations.
Terminal Services AssistantsPosition Summary

Provide customer assistance inside the terminal, helping passengers with general way finding, assisting with wheelchairs, helping control flow at the security checkpoint and the ability to answer general customer questions about traveling/RFD.

Job Duties
  • Checks in at Volunteer Services office to pick up any assigned duties or responsibilities for the shift.
  • Provides assistance for any and all passengers to include passengers traveling with or in the need of wheelchairs.
  • Welcomes passengers and visitors in a very friendly, outgoing manner, using excellent customer service skills.
  • Offers to all passengers and visitors any requested information.
  • Stays aware of any terminal issues, and communicates them to the
  • Passenger Services Supervisor.
  • Trains new Terminal Services Assistants as requested.
Job Specifications
  • Environmental/working conditions: Subject to all weather conditions, driving in rain, snow and ice. Subject to varying and unpredictable situations.
  • Physical Demands: High amount of standing. Moderate to high amount of walking. The ability to lift 25 pounds plus.
  • Required Qualifications: Valid Illinois driver’s license and current insurance card on file in the Airport Authority offices.
  • Excellent customer service skills, excellent communication skills, flexibility/openness to change. Ability to relate well to individuals of various background and ages.
  • Must be badged with an Airport Identification Badge. Each individual applying for any badge must be fingerprinted and background check must be made by the Great Rockford Airport Authority. The type of badge
    required for a volunteer will be determined by the Passenger Services
  • Supervisor or other authorized Airport personnel. RFD requires the badge to be worn at all time.
  • Understands and follows all TSA and FAA rules and regulations.
Job Relationships

Reports to: Pam Guentert, Passenger Services Supervisor and other authorized Airport personnel

Position Summary

Help with way finding and providing information for groups and events hosted in the terminal. Available for escorts or other special projects as needed. This includes press conferences, school tours, and other community engagement opportunities.

Job Duties
  • Checks in at Volunteer Services office to pick up any assigned duties or responsibilities for the shift.
  • Prepares to assist any and all passengers or visitors. Welcomes passengers and visitors in a very friendly, outgoing manner, using excellent customer service skills.
  • Offers to all passengers and visitors any requested information.
  • Stays aware of any terminal issues, and communicates them to the Volunteer Services Coordinator.
  • Trains new Special Event Assistants as requested.
Job Specifications
  • Environmental/working conditions: Subject to all weather conditions, driving in rain, snow, and ice. Subject to varying and unpredictable situations.
  • Physical Demands: High amount of standing. Moderate to high amount of walking. The ability to lift 25 pounds plus.
  • Excellent customer service skills, excellent communication skills, flexibility/openness to change. Ability to relate well to individuals of various background and ages.
  • Must be badged with an Airport Identification Badge. Each individual applying for any badge must be fingerprinted and background check must be made by the Great Rockford Airport Authority. The type of badge required for a volunteer will be determined by the Passenger Services Supervisor or other authorized Airport personnel. RFD requires the badge to be worn at all time.
  • Understands and follows all TSA and FAA rules and regulations
Job Relationships

Reports to: Pam Guentert, Passenger Services Supervisor and other authorized Airport personnel

Experience / Skills

Although there are not specific requirements regarding previous customer service experience, having worked in an environment requiring face-to-face interaction and good ‘people skills’ is important. Volunteers must be able to communicate verbally in clearly understandable English. Multilingual skills are not required, but the ability to speak other languages is a valuable asset.

Volunteer must work cooperatively and courteously with diverse groups of people; be able to access multiple references in a timely manner in response to customer requests for information; demonstrate oral and interpersonal communication skills, and have the ability to respond calmly in emergency situations.

A basic knowledge of the internet or the ability to learn basic computer skills is necessary. The ability to travel to/from the airport in all types of weather conditions is required.

Opportunities for volunteers are provided without regard to religion, creed, race, national origin, age or sex nor disabilities.

General Qualifications

• A commitment to support the vision of the RFD Volunteer Program and the airport;
• Be able to commit to at least 1 shift per month;
• An agreement to follow the directions of the Terminal Services Supervisor and authorized badged airport personnel;
• The ability to learn pertinent information about RFD;
• The ability to stand for part or all of a shift (those with physical restrictions will be accommodated as much as possible)
• Must be 18 years of age and available evenings, weekends and holidays.
• Help with wayfinding and providing information for groups and events hosted in the terminal. Available for escorts or other special projects as needed. This includes press conferences, school tours, and other community engagement opportunities.

Dress Code

Clean and pressed khaki colored pants. RFD will supply the Shirt and jacket (as required for those on an outside volunteer position).

To Apply

1. Please click on the APPLICATION LINK.
2. You will be sent to our Online Volunteer Progam (Volgistics).
3. You will be asked for your contact information.
4. Once you have completed the application, your information will be sent to Pam Guentert at RFD.
5. Pam will contact you for an interview.

For any questions, additional information OR for a paper application, please email Pam Guentert at pguentert@flyrfd.com.

Current Volunteers

Current volunteers may log in to their accounts below.

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