Volunteer Opportunities at Opportunity Village

They say many hands make light work, and at Opportunity Village that’s certainly true. We welcome community members to donate their time to help serve people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. So, if you enjoy lighting up the world by helping others, we would love to have you join our team of volunteers.

Whether you volunteer as an individual or gather friends or colleagues together, there is something for everyone. You can choose to work with the people we serve or assist at one of our events. We continuously recruit for many different opportunities, including attraction attendants for the Magical Forest, extra help inside OV Solutions, or helping out inside the Opportunity Village Thrift Store.

Ways You Can Volunteer at Opportunity Village

Volunteers allow us to strengthen and add value to the quality of programs, services and events we offer to people with disabilities and the community.
Without the support and dedication of many of our volunteers, we would not be able to impact so many people positively.

Our main volunteering opportunities include:

  • Events (some of our biggest)

      • HallOVeen – a spooky theme park with loads of fun, rides and entertainment
      • Magical Forest – a winter wonderland with millions of sparkling lights, exciting rides, great food and endless holiday cheer
      • Santa Run – run or walk dressed as Santa and spread cheer throughout downtown Las Vegas
  • Opportunity Village Thrift Store attendants
  • Donation collection assistants
  • Volunteer office support
  • Virtual volunteering

    • Facebook fundraising
    • Fundraising parties
Woman volunteering at Opportunity Village in Las Vegas.

Why is volunteering so important?

For more than 70 years, Opportunity Village has worked to improve the lives of people with disabilities in the Vegas area and beyond. We know that developing the life and employability skills of those we serve is life-changing, but we can’t do this alone. We need your help.

Volunteers are a vital part of our organization, but there are also many benefits for our volunteers. Research shows connecting with others and giving your time to help a person, nonprofit organization, group or cause can be a great way to build confidence, make new friends and build your resume skills and experience. Extra benefits linked to volunteering are an increase in health, wellbeing and self-esteem but also reducing loneliness, stress and depression.

Your helping hand is not just important to us. It can also greatly enrich your own life.

Places to Volunteer

Want to find your nearest place to volunteer? We have many locations across the Las Vegas Valley, including:

  • The Linda Smith and Christopher Smith Family Campus / Magical Forest – 6300 W. Oakey Blvd. Las Vegas, NV 89146
  • Ralph & Betty Engelstad Campus – 6050 S. Buffalo Dr. Las Vegas, NV 89113
  • Walters Family Campus – 451 E. Lake Mead Pkwy. Henderson, NV 89015
  • North Campus – 4180 W. Craig Rd, N. Las Vegas, NV 89031
  • Opportunity Village Thrift Store – 390 S. Decatur Blvd. Las Vegas, NV 89107

You can still help by assisting with our virtual events if you cannot attend in person.

Frequently Asked Questions

That’s the beauty of volunteering with Opportunity Village – we have something to suit everyone. Opportunities range from one-off to ongoing and everything in between! We make the process super easy, so all you need to do is view our list and select a time and role based on your availability.

Have a flair for the dramatics? You’ll get a kick out of being part of our events. Like organization and efficiency? Our office team will love you. Enjoy connecting with people? Our Opportunity Village Thrift Store has a spot with your name on it.

We also offer virtual and event-based roles for individuals or groups.

Plus, we’re always open to feedback so let us know if you have an idea or option to put forward.

If you have a great attitude and willingness to pitch in, roll up your sleeves and work with others, then we want you on Team OV.

Occasionally, we’ll need skilled people, such as actors for HallOVeen and Magical Forest, or those with an administration background for office support roles.

It’s only a tap away with our simple online system. It’s easy – view current opportunities now!

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