How to Get Involved

There are a wide variety of ways you can get involved with one of the fantastic events held by Opportunity Village. Our events are such a success because the entire Las Vegas community gets involved, whether it’s becoming an event sponsor, providing products or services, donating silent auction items or volunteering their time. Because Opportunity Village is almost 80% self-funded, it’s important that every dollar earned by an event goes directly into the programs and services for the citizens we serve. This is accomplished by securing donations from the amazing businesses, community organizers and individuals that understand the importance of our mission.

How can you get involved?

Event Sponsorships
Becoming an event sponsor not only provides much-needed funding to Opportunity Village’s programs and services but also gives wonderful branding opportunities to your business or organization. Sponsors receive pre- and post-event recognition on collateral and press materials, on-site logo branding and placement on the Opportunity Village and event websites. Imagine having your logo strategically placed in front of the 150,000+ guests that attend the Magical Forest each season, or the 1,000 high-end guests that attend BBQ at the Bitter Root Ranch each September. Each event offers a unique experience for not only the guests but for our wonderful sponsors as well.

Donate Products/Services
Opportunity Village has worked hard over the years to have as few event costs as possible, all while creating a memorable and successful event with a great atmosphere. We have been fortunate to have such amazing supporters in the Las Vegas community, whether it’s providing food and beverage for 1,000 people or donating hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of A/V equipment for a black tie gala.

Donate Silent Auction Items
An important fundraising component of events at Opportunity Village is the silent auction. We pride ourselves on offering unique and hard-to-find items and experiences for our guests. These packages include trips, tickets to special events around Las Vegas, autographed memorabilia, fine dining experiences and much more.

Opportunity Village’s fundraising events are very detail-oriented and require amazing volunteers to assist with setup and tear down as well as help during the actual event. Event day help consists of finalizing decor, working check-in and the silent auction tables and assisting with guest services. For our largest event, the Magical Forest, 70-90 volunteers are needed nightly for the 50-night event. We are grateful to the Las Vegas community for ensuring that our events are fully staffed with volunteers so our guests receive the best possible experience.

Contact Our Event Staff Team

BBQ at the Bitter Root Ranch
Charlene Blackstone (702) 880-4068
[email protected]

Camelot at the Magical Forest
Dawn Newburg (702) 880-4096
[email protected]

The Magical Forest at Opportunity Village
Edyta Jankowski (702) 880-4068
[email protected]

The Las Vegas Great Santa Run
Amanda Holland (702) 880-4042
[email protected]

Corporate and Group Volunteers
Jane Bjorklund (702) 880-4038
[email protected]

Individual Volunteers
Sean Guthrie (702)259-3741
[email protected]

If you are interested in hosting a third party event to benefit Opportunity Village, 
please contact Charlene Blackstone at 702-880-4068 or [email protected]


Benefits for the
people we serve
With programs that provide marketable job skills and long term work experience, Opportunity Village enriches the lives of people with disabilities. read more
Benefits for the community
Opportunity Village reduces the demand for Public Services for people with disabilities through charitable donations and by the work-related activities of those individuals. read more
Our senior staff & board
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Message from our director
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