Disney Offers Free Theme Park Tickets to Young Volunteers
With this in mind, Disney and HandsOn Network have teamed up for a new volunteer program called "Give a Day, Get a Disney Day," which hopes to inspire 1 million people to donate their time and energy in return for a free, one-day admission ticket to a Walt Disney World Resort or Disneyland Resort theme park.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, over 441,000 young adults volunteered in 2008, and in a survey conducted by Just Kid Inc., 37 percent of kids, 44 percent of tweens and 46 percent of teens said they would do more volunteering, if given the opportunity.
"Disney Parks, through HandsOn Network, is making it easy for volunteers of all ages to find an organization in need," said Maggie Jones Patton, executive director of Youth HandsOn Network. "There has never been a better time to start a new tradition of volunteering together as Disney Parks celebrates good deeds with a free Disney theme park ticket."
The "Give a Day, Get a Disney Day" initiative begins on January 1. Visit DisneyParks.com to sign up, find local volunteer opportunities and get more information on the program.