Congratulations to all of our Disneyland participants! We were just named the 2016 VoluntEARS Team of the Year and we could not be more proud of everyone and all of the hard work you’ve spent giving back to others. This was truly a team effort, so thank you to all of our participants (past and present) for helping us make a difference in our local community.
When discussing the Disneyland College Program with others and talking about all of the incredible opportunities they’ll experience during their life-changing journey, one of the most popular things they want to know more about is our Disney VoluntEARS program and the different activities they can participate in.
If you’ve accepted an offer for the Disneyland College Program and want to get involved, you’re in luck! Our Disney VoluntEARS program is a company-wide organization that has been helping others for decades and they’re always looking for assistance. Volunteering your time to help others is not only an excellent résumé -enhancing experience, it’s very rewarding, too!
In the past, we’ve done everything from helping out with the Special Olympics World Games to partner with Toys for Tots to collect toys during the holiday season. Just this month, we helped Walt Disney Elementary School celebrate their 60th anniversary by attending a special ceremony and doing crafts with the kids in each classroom.
Seeing the happiness and joy on the children’s faces is a quick reminder that as Disney cast members, we have the power to brighten someone’s day. We do this every day at Disneyland and it’s fun for our participants to share that Disney magic in the local community, too.
Living in Southern California, we also have other spectacular opportunities each season to make a difference, like cleaning up nearby beaches and nature trails, assisting at local golf tournaments, building playgrounds for children and much more. As we like to say, teamwork makes the dream work and there isn’t any activity that we can’t conquer if we work together.
If you’re joining us in the fall and you’re eager to become a Disney VoluntEAR, make sure to stop by the Programs Office during your first week and let us know. Giving back to others is something our team is very passionate about and we would love to help you get involved in all of the amazing opportunities at Disneyland and around our local community!