Disney VoluntEARS, the program of global citizenship and community service by Disney employees, turned 30 this year, and frankly it looks great. Chalk that up to living right.
If you are attending the Disney 23 Expo: The Ultimate Disney Fan Event this year (August 9-11 at the Anaheim Convention Center) then make sure to stop by the Citizenship Pavilion to become one of their “honorary” VoluntEARS.
Disney VoluntEARS are celebrating their 30 years of Disney Citizenship by inviting fans to give back to their communities and working alongside Disney employees and nonprofits Feeding America, the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank, Inside the Outdoors, First Book, and local Boys & Girls Clubs on one of three service projects (from Disney Citizenship):
- Create healthy snack packs for a local food bank: Fans will pack healthy snack bags for kids and families in Los Angeles County. Snack packs will be distributed through the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank.
- Plant seeds for school and community vegetable gardens: Working with Inside the Outdoors, “honorary” VoluntEARS will prepare vegetable and herb seedlings that will later be distributed to nearby school and community gardens.
- Assemble creativity kits for kids: Guests will join First Book and Boys & Girls Clubs to decorate and fill creativity kits with school supplies and Disney books for thousands of kids heading back to school this fall.
Guests will have the opportunity to share what inspires them to create a brighter tomorrow at the “Be Inspired” photo booth and boost their Disney Citizenship I.Q. to win prizes (prizes!) by participating in a virtual scavenger hunt throughout the D23 Expo.
I’m very excited about checking out the Citizenship Pavilion! Doing good is my favorite thing to do, and any chance like this to get my kids involved is a very special treat. I hope to see you there!