The advertising slogan for this year’s Disney campaign is “What Will You Celebrate?” The theme parks want all of their visitors to have something to celebrate, and they also want their visitors to give back.
Disney’s goal for 2010 is to get one million people to volunteer a day of service in their communities. For every one day of service, participants will receive one free ticket to either Walt Disney World or Disneyland, in a program called, “Give a Day. Get a Disney Day.”
To get started in the program, an individual first needs to select a volunteer opportunity with a participating organization. The Disney Parks Web site offers a search program to assist in finding an activity.
The site also allows volunteers to manage their activities and eventually print a voucher redeemable for a 1-day, 1-theme park ticket after the volunteer activity is completed. Make sure to pay close attention to the voucher, as it will give detailed information on exactly where or when the ticket can be redeemed. The ticket can also be donated to a charitable organization.
In order to earn the free day, participants must pre-register and sign up through the Disney Parks Web site, they must be at least 18 years of age to sign up themselves or a child, and children who want to participate must be at least six years of age. The program ends once all the tickets are distributed, or on Dec. 15, 2010, whichever occurs first.
If a trip to Walt Disney World or Disneyland is in your future, consider volunteering. Help those in your community while earning a free ticket to the happiest place on earth.