The Volunteer Experience

An Angel Finds His Calling

February 19, 2014
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In the Castle of Miracles, nestled between the ‘burping’ wishing well and mysterious twinkling trees, I find volunteer Angel, Bernie. Bernie, or as his friends and family call him, Bumpy, is a fairly new volunteer at Give Kids The World who started donating his time back in November of 2013. His story is much like…
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Extreme Angels

February 5, 2014
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During Extreme Village Makeover, Give Kids The World was closed to families for the first time in our 25-year history. Hundreds of construction workers came to the Village to renovate the villas, so the volunteer opportunities were not typical. It provided an opportunity for many different groups to come and work on special projects. Even…
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Magical Moment: Volunteers Lend a Hand

January 10, 2014
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With the holiday season behind us, it was time to take down the decorations and prepare the Village for the makeover that’s about to begin! Along with all our Adopt-a-Villa friends, volunteer Angels Chuck and Rai assisted both in the putting up and taking down of holiday decorations. After Chuck learned about the Village while…
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An Angel Gives the Gift of Time

December 30, 2013
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In her seven years as an Angel at Give Kids The World, Marilyn Allen has worn many hats around the Village. But her favorite is the Santa hat she dons on Christmas, when she works as one of Santa’s helpers to deliver gifts to children at the Village. What started as a suggestion by a…
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Teen’s Inspiring Commitment to GKTW

November 27, 2013
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Around the Village, there are many children and teenagers that are an inspiration to us all every day. Carly Sobol, a 17-year-old from Ohio, has a seven year history with Give Kids The World that is a motivating story of how a simple interaction with this special place can truly impact a person’s life. Carly…
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