Disney VoluntEARS Help Build a Playground in Oakland Fl.

Kaboom Playground

It did not take long for 125 Disney Voluntears to construct this new playground in Oakland, Fla. This will provide a safe place to play for almost 6,000 children who live near the Park.More than 200 volunteers in total, including Disney VoluntEARS and representatives of the Town of Oakland and Oakland Nature Preserve, took part in the project led by KaBOOM!, a national nonprofit dedicated to ensuring children’s access to active play. In less than six hours, the crew placed 48,600 square feet … [Read more...]

Disney World Resort Gives $3.8 Million in Grants

Disney Voluntears

Walt Disney World Resort has awarded $3.8 million in Grants, which will help over 85,000 kids in Central Florida. Disney Grants will help Central Florida organizations make the lives of many children a little more magical. These various organizations help the community in many ways. “We’re honored to carry on this 42-year commitment to supporting the work of Central Florida’s community organizations,” said George A. Kalogridis, president of Walt Disney World Resort. “Whether their mission is … [Read more...]

Disney World Resort Hosts Nonprofit Volunteer Training

Disney Non profit

The Disney World Resort hosted 26 Central Florida nonprofit organizations for Ready, Set, Go! training by generationOn, the youth division of Points of Light, with support from Hands On Orlando.This workshop is supposed to help community groups gain and keep more youth volunteers and focus more on family centered service. This workshop helped these organizations with new ideas and resources to help them recruit more volunteers.“As more and more parents search for service opportunities … [Read more...]

Disney VoluntEARS Raise Money for Junior Achievement of Central Florida

Disney Voluntears Strike Gold

Recently over 5,000 Disney VoluntEARS joined forces, this past week, to bowl for the annual Junior Achievement Bowl-A-Thon.Cast Members/Voluntears raised around $250,000 for Junior Achievement of Central Florida. This charity helps local kids understand how money works, how to save and budget, and to have personal responsibility when it comes to their future money.Walt Disney World Resort and its Cast Members have supported their mission for the past 17 years. They have raised almost … [Read more...]

Disney VoluntEARS Inspire Future Scientists

voluntears Inspire Future Scientists

Have you ever wondered how Big Thunder Mountain Railroad creates thrills as the wildest ride in the wilderness?Cast Members (Voluntears) from the Disney World Resort who work these types of  attractions, combined fun with a variety of interactive displays showcasing science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) to inspire future scientists during the annual Otronicon event at the Orlando Science Center. The 4 day event attracts thousands of kids annually from schools across the region, … [Read more...]