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Checking Out Disney’s Give a Day, Get a Day

What child doesn’t want to go to Disneyland or Disney World? It’s a hard siren call to resist, even knowing how well they work kids to get them to buy this, that and the other. Especially girls with Princess gear.

But their Give a Day, Get a Day project is still pretty neat. You volunteer for a day and get a ticket to a Disney theme park.

I’ve been looking over the opportunities in my area as well as the ones in my area. Kids as young as 6 can volunteer for certain opportunities within this program, although there are relatively few of those. Makes things challenging for me, as my daughter has been begging to go to Disneyland for a long time now, and it’s not something I’m willing to spend money on just now.

Combine it with the learning opportunity of volunteering and my resistance goes way, way down.

Some are full already, but they say more opportunities are posted daily. Many want you to contact them to set a schedule.

So many of the ones I know my daughter would love to do are either full or say she’s too young. There’s a trail cleaning one, for example, that you have to be at least 11 for. My kids pick up trash when we go hiking, so it would have been a natural match if it had been available. Rats.

This is one of those things for us that either works out or not. Volunteering is good even if you aren’t getting a Disney theme park ticket in return, after all. But I’ll be checking back for that perfect opportunity.

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