Ever heard of Disney VoluntEARS? Cute spelling, huh?
Disney VoluntEARS is a charitable organization made up of Disney cast members who donate their personal time and expertise to make a positive impact on our community while furthering the traditions and ideals of The Walt Disney Company.
It is part of the Disney Worldwide Outreach Program.
To make a request for Disney VoluntEARS, please click here to download the VoluntEAR Request Form and submit to [email protected].
Disney VoluntEARS Then
It all started in 1983 when Disneyland® Resort Cast Members expressed a desire to form a team focused on providing meaningful service to the community.
This idea soon culminated with the creation of the Disneyland Community Action Team and the dedicated group assisted many nonprofit organizations in Orange County, California.
The team achieved great success in their support of charitable organizations, and the momentum led to a company-wide launch of the Disney VoluntEARS in 1992.
Disney VoluntEARS Today
Today, Disney VoluntEARS work on meaningful projects across the globe, with a primary focus on communities where Disney business units operate.
Disney VoluntEARS focus efforts primarily on projects benefiting children and families, with other key areas of focus including support of education, health, the environment, arts, social service initiatives and military outreach.
Disney VoluntEARS accomplishments include:
- Cast members volunteer at approximately 200 events annually
- Each year, dozens of organizations nominated by cast members receive more than $350,000 through the employee-managed Disney VoluntEARS Community Fund grants
- EARS to You, a program that allows cast members to turn their hours of volunteer service into a financial contribution to a nonprofit organization of their choice, most recently granted nearly $300,000 to local nonprofits on behalf of 326 Disneyland Resort cast members
Disney VoluntEARS Involvement
Again, to make a request for Disney VoluntEARS, please click here to download the VoluntEAR Request Form and submit to [email protected].