Disney has done it again; they are now offering vacation time in the amazing parks in exchange for volunteer work all over the World!
Disney's new program, "Give a Day, Get a Disney Day," officially begins January 1, 2010. With this program, Disney hopes to inspire families to volunteer in their communities by "rewarding" volunteer service with admission for a day to a Disney theme park. To enable people to sign up for an eligible volunteer project, Disney is working with HandsOn Network, the nation’s largest volunteer network. Starting January 1, you can go to www.DisneyParks.com for the United States and Puerto Rico or www.DisneyParks.ca for Canada to search for volunteer opportunities available in those areas through HandsOn Network and sign up for a day of volunteer service. Many of the opportunities will be for projects that entire families with children age 6 or older can participate in together.
As part of this program, Disney's Honorary VoluntEARS Cavalcade will start January 8. Each afternoon just before the daily parade at Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom (and at Disneyland Park in California), Muppets characters and parade dancers will join special floats and vehicles celebrating volunteerism and presenting Honorary VoluntEARS serving as Grand Marshals of the parades. Kermit, Miss Piggy and Sweetums will be part of the merriment, while the dancers will be donning outfits that celebrate the work of volunteers.