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    Free Disney Day

    For those who volunteer:

    "BEGINNING JANUARY 1, 2010, when you sign up here to volunteer a day of service with a participating organization (and your service is completed and verified) you'll get one day admission to a Walt Disney World® or Disneyland®
    theme park, FREE! We want to inspire one million people to volunteer a day of service."

    Give A Day Get A Disney Day | What Will You Celebrate?

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    Looks like a good deal. Can someone remind me on January 1?

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    Thank you!
    Will definitely have to check that out.

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    What a great idea.

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    I went and looked at it. My family and I are Special Olympics volunteers. I see that there are no organizations in my community that are affiliated with it. I just passed on the information to my Special Olympic Co-Ordinator and suggested she might want to add Special Olympics to the Organizations that qualify.

    Hope she does.

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    Thank you for this information.
    Jacki

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    Highlights


    Volunteer for a Day ~ Get a Day at a Disney Park


    The “Give a Day. Get a Disney Day” program encourages
    guests to sign up for eligible volunteer opportunities in the
    United States, Puerto Rico and Canada.

    Now through December 31, 2009, guests can
    learn more about how to participate

    *Must pre-register and sign up for eligible
    volunteer opportunity at disneyparks .com

    Starting January 1, 2010,
    people can take advantage of the opportunity
    in three steps:

    Step 1: Sign up
    DisneyParks .com or DisneyParks .ca
    search for a volunteer activity and sign up.

    Step 2: Volunteer
    Complete the volunteer activity selected.

    Step 3: Redeem
    When the completed day of volunteer service has been verified
    by HandsOn Network, print out a voucher online (instructions
    will be included in a follow-up e-mail from Disney Parks)

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    I just checked the website, and for my area the only volunteer activity registered was "Mail Reporter." You agree to receive certain mail items, letters and packages, and then fill out a report on when you received them. It is part of a post office delivery improvement program. How lame is that?

    I volunteer for a community based program which provides rides for seniors to doctors, etc., does very basic home maintenence like air filters and batteries, runs support groups, etc. I also volunteer as a computer lab monitor and tutor. Neither of these things are on "the list." Doesn't matter in the least, though. I volunteer because I *want to* not because of a reward. Its kinda like Trader Joe's, where they let you enter a drawing if you bring your own bags. I don't need to be rewarded for doing the right thing...

    JMHO, and YMMV.
    Fern
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fern View Post
    I volunteer because I *want to* not because of a reward.
    We do, as well. But that doesn't mean I don't appreciate the reward for stuff we do anyhow. I've been offered lots of stuff or opportunities when volunteering over the years just through connecting with people or because someone with their own business drops by and hands out freebies in appreciation or whatever. Some I've gone for and some I haven't, but it seems to me when you're working with volunteers, you're often working with generous people and that's just how it works.

    In terms of the Disney thing, there's only one thing at our zip code and it really isn't our style, but plenty of things when you kick it up to "area" (that's not the right term, but after I expanded it a bit), some of stuff we've already done or have talked about doing, ranging from helping out during a charity run event to clearing out invasive plants in a nature preserve. We're planning to go to Orlando next year anyhow, although we weren't planning on going to Disney, but if it works out and it's something you'd like to do, why not? I don't think I'd care to spend a whole day at Disney, but a half day for free sounds like fun.

    Although if Disney makes their goal and brags, "We got a million people to volunteer," that's just silly, because I would guess they'll be getting either people who volunteer anyhow, or people who'll only volunteer for their own benefit, which is not really volunteering but working for profit. Paying people to do the work gets the work done in the short term, but it doesn't create many volunteers, if you see the difference.

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    no more

    They reached their goal before march and cancelled the program

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