November 12, 2012
The slogan for Give Kids the World Village is "Where Happiness Inspires Hope". This is a great slogan for this wonderful place. It is the most positive place that I have ever spent time at. Everyone there is happy to be there, and very supportive of the guest families, from the volunteers, to the staff to the families themselves. I honestly come home from every shift, feeling that I have just met or worked with some of the nicest people on the planet. I am very proud that I just broke the 500 hour mark for volunteer hours since April 2011. The more time I spend there, the more I want to be there. The local community is so very supportive of this organization, which is apparent when you hear that they fill over 1400 volunteer shifts - per week! I have the pleasure of working as Guest Services volunteer, and it is such a thrill to be able to greet the families and introduce them to the Village, show them their home-for-the-week and to tell them how spoiled they will be. The whole family is treated like royalty there, and there are so many details that are taken care of to ensure that every single guest has a wonderful stay. My other favorite shift is with the Characters. The families can sign up to have one of the bunny mascots come over at bedtime, in their bunny pajamas, to tuck the children into bed for the night. It is so wonderful to see that interaction with the families.
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