A message from the President...
All of our volunteer destinations contain a common denominator. They are home to children and families who often lack basic needs like quality education, clean drinking water, and a chance to become upwardly mobile and self-sufficient.
I frequently hear "How did you get involved?" and "I want to travel but don’t have anyone to travel with." Well now you do! Stop procrastinating and sign up! I can promise you wont regret it.
I am 28 years old and have been flying for more than 7 years. Growing up, my family traveled frequently instilling in me a sense of adventure and exploration. In these last 10 years I have covered 50 states, 70+ countries, and 6 continents. The first international trip I took alone was to Thailand where I left with $400 in my pocket and ended up staying for 2 weeks.
This group has inspired me in so many aspects of my life; I couldn’t be more thrilled at the interest all of you have provided. My volunteering has always been focused on enriching the lives of those less fortunate. Recently I have become involved in the recognition and prevention of human trafficking, which I am excited to soon share with all of you.
Please join us on our next Airline Vigilantes trip. You will be joining a group of fun-seeking adventurers just like yourself. There is no better way to see the world and no better reward than making a difference in the lives of others.
President and Founder
Denver Flight Attendant
A note from your Vice President...
I like cats, pizza, long walks through tiny towns in Europe, planning trips around the world, squealing at wild turtles, and spending vast amounts of time asking my garden why it wont grow.
I started volunteering at a young age through school programs and decided to take that passion into the real world. To date I have visited thirteen countries. My first volunteer trip was to the Elephant Nature Park in 2015 with Airline Vigilantes! I hope to do many more. Internationally volunteering is the perfect combination of two of my favorite things; travel and doing my best to make a difference in the world.
Oakland Flight Attendant
“Seeing the sunrise is a beautiful thing. For me it can mean one of three things - I'm at work doing what I love, I'm finding new things to love while travelling, or I've had a late night with people I love to surround myself with. Travel has always been an important part of my life thanks to my parents - particularly my father - who literally dragged me around the world. To the east. On purpose. In high school I had a bunch of wild stamps in my passport, meanwhile my peers had... I dunno, the big bulky first generation iPod? I got lucky, and the bug stayed with me. Jumping into a career in aviation was no accident, and with Airline Vigilantes I get to scratch the travel itch in a meaningful way and see the sunrise all three ways at once.
Greg is a pilot for United Airlines in San Francisco, California. He is also Airline Vigilantes' resident nerd and computer guy. If this website is broken, it's his fault. Greg has been around the world to the east twice (once on accident), and now celebrates his birthday two days early. Do not feed after midnight.
"I like going to the supermarket late at night. Somewhere around midnight to one in the morning. There are never any lines, you can take your time deciding what you want, and you meet people you’d otherwise miss in your day to day routine. Delivery people, sales clerks, back-stockers, and fellow midnight shoppers. Sure, there’s a sense of isolation, and a feeling that what you’re doing isn’t normal, but sometimes it’s worth it. One time, an elderly couple and I got into a conversation about oddly flavored soft drinks at a local Safeway. I recommended they try a peach flavored soda, and they recommended I try chocolate. When I got home, I drank my chocolate soda and realized I didn’t like it very much, but was glad I tried it, and glad I met the elderly people who were also shopping shortly after midnight. Even though it takes place in America, I feel like this story explains why I like to travel."
Earl is single and has an affinity for dapper and distinguished cats. He lives outside of Baltimore. Please contact him with any complaints.