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Children's Charity - Give Kids The World Village

 VOLUNTEER

Volunteers are the heart and soul of Give Kids The World! Each week, more than 1,800 passionate volunteers contribute their time and talent helping to create priceless memories for critically ill children and their families during magical weeklong wish vacations in our whimsical, storybook Village.

Serving in a variety of unique and diverse roles, volunteers enjoy a truly rewarding experience helping to deliver happiness and inspire hope for our precious families. From serving "Ice Cream For Breakfast" in Henri's Starlite Scoops and operating our accessible rides, to assisting with wish family check-in, every task undertaken by our wonderful volunteers is impactful and meaningful – bringing us one step closer to transforming lives.

Whether you are an individual wanting a memorable way to give back during your free time, part of a local service group, an alumni family interested in paying it forward, or an employer seeking a purposeful team-building opportunity for your co-workers, we would love to have you join our community of caring and compassionate volunteers. Apply today.

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Nearly 10 months from the day that we said goodbye to our last wish family in March, we will be getting back to our mission of spreading joy and creating the happiness that inspires hope for critically ill children and their families by reopening our beloved Village beginning on January 17, 2021.

With safety as our number one priority, we will be taking a thoughtful, phased approach to reopening – beginning with a limited number of families and volunteers, and gradually growing our numbers over time. The decision to reopen has been made with the full support of our Board and theme park partners, Walt Disney World Resort, Universal Orlando Resort and SeaWorld, and after careful consultation with the infectious disease experts at Nemours Children's Hospital – who also worked closely with us to develop our comprehensive COVID-19 safety plan.

Since March, our safety protocols have been strictly enforced on the property at all times, with temperature taking, mandatory mask wearing, social distancing and enhanced sanitation as the foundation of this plan.

Please click here to view a video highlighting our enhanced safety protocols.

We are overjoyed by the opportunity to welcome families back to the Village, and look forward to having you join us for a life-changing volunteer opportunity once we assess our volunteer needs. The Volunteer Services Team will be in touch with registered volunteers in the coming weeks and months regarding open shifts.

With more than four million volunteer hours logged, over a quarter of a million volunteers have shared countless heart-to-heart moments like these.

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Volunteer Application Process

At Give Kids The World, the health and safety of our wish families, volunteers and staff are our top priorities. We expect all volunteers to uphold our high standards for character and integrity, and require that each applicant undergo a screening process which includes:

U.S. Volunteers

  • Complete this online volunteer application.
  • Volunteers over the age of 18 will need to fill out this online COVID-19 Consent Waiver.
  • Parental Agreement: Volunteers under the age of 18 will need their parent/guardian to complete the following forms: Parental Agreement and a COVID-19 waiver.
  • All volunteers will be required to complete a virtual volunteer orientation. Volunteers will be able to select an orientation time that works for them during the application process. Instructions on how to participate in the virtual orientation will be sent via email the night before your orientation.
  • Volunteer Services Staff will conduct a check of the Department of Justice Sex Offender Registry search.
  • At your first on-property shift, a valid state-issued photo ID will be required.
Safety Protocols

lnternational Volunteers

  • Complete this online volunteer application.
  • Volunteers over the age of 18 will need to fill out this online COVID-19 Consent Waiver.
  • Volunteer Services Staff will conduct a check of the Department of Justice Sex Offender Registry search.
  • Submit proof of a valid passport or visa (if applicable).
  • All volunteers will be required to complete a virtual volunteer orientation. Volunteers will be able to select an orientation time that works for them during the application process. Instructions on how to participate in the virtual orientation will be sent via email the night before your orientation.

 

At this time, we are unable to accept court-mandated community service volunteers.

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Volunteer Opportunities

We are currently seeking volunteers to assist with our Night of a Million Lights walk-through holiday light spectacular (November 13 – January 3). Download our current volunteer opportunities document and see how you can make an impact during this exciting event!

Volunteer Schedule Login

Click the button below to log in to your volunteer account, check your schedule and view current openings.

 

Make a Contribution

To maintain our high safety standards, Give Kids The World has outsourced the volunteer background check to Intellicorp, which provides a secure, paperless, web-based service. We would like to invite you to make a taax-deductible donation to Give Kids The World to help us offset these administrative costs. Donate today.

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