Opportunity Village is kicking off its special event season and is in need of local volunteers to make it happen!

LAS VEGAS – Opportunity Village is about to kick off their special event season and needs local volunteers to make it happen. All of Opportunity Village’s special events raise much needed funds to support programs and services for adults with intellectual disabilities in Southern Nevada. Schedule of volunteer opportunities are below:

HallOVeen Nightly Volunteers - Join us for HallOVeen in the Magical Forest, our most ‘spook-tacular’ fundraising event of the year!  Volunteer roles vary widely during this shift, and include welcoming guests, serving lemonade, funnel cakes and festive holiday treats, acting as crossing guards for our Forest Express train, and guest assistance at our many attractions and rides. Sign up online and bring a festive spirit and willingness to serve. An auction-style role placement will happen at the beginning of each nightly shift. Volunteer age parameters: 18+. Individuals aged 14-17 years may volunteer when accompanied by an adult during the entire shift, all volunteers under 18 years old must bring the youth permission slip each night (Nightly Shifts: 10/10- 10/13, 10/18- 10/31)

Overnight Forest Transformation – Calling all night owls! Join us transforming the Magical Forest from HallOVeen to celebrate Dia de los Muertos overnight! Volunteers must be 18+ to join and register in advance (Overnight 10/31)

Dia de Los Muertos - Be part of the first Dia de los Muertos celebration at the Magical Forest! Volunteer roles vary widely during this shift, and include welcoming guests, serving lemonade and funnel cakes, acting as crossing guards for our Forest Express train, and operating our many attractions and rides. An auction-style role placement will happen at the beginning of the night. Sign up online and bring a festive spirit and willingness to serve. An auction-style role placement will happen at the beginning of each nightly shift. Volunteer age parameters: 18+. Individuals aged 14-17 years may volunteer when accompanied by an adult during the entire shift, all volunteers under 18 years old must bring the youth permission slip each night (11/1)

Cheyenne’s Magical School Bus Tours Helpers - Cheyenne’s Magical School Bus Tours provides a Magical Forest field trip experience to first grade students from Clark County School District’s most at-risk Title I schools. Volunteer roles vary widely during this shift, and include welcoming and guiding students, serving cocoa, acting as crossing guards for our Forest Express train, and operating our many attractions and rides. An auction-style role placement will happen at the beginning of each shift. Volunteers must be 18+ years old (Daily Shifts: 11/18- 11/22).

Las Vegas Great Santa Run: Packet Pick-up - We are looking for enthusiastic team players to assist with packet pick-up for the famous Las Vegas Great Santa Run! Each year the Las Vegas Great Santa Run attracts thousands of runners and walkers from all over including families, businesses, individuals and global tourists to Las Vegas.  Join the excitement by assisting with Santa suit distribution during the week prior to event (Shifts 12/2, 12/5 & 12/6).

Magical Forest - Come support staff at the Magical Forest, one of our most iconic fundraising events of the year! Volunteer roles vary widely during this shift, and include welcoming guests, serving lemonade, funnel cakes and festive holiday treats, acting as crossing guards for our Forest Express train, and guest assistance at our many attractions and rides. An auction-style role placement will happen at the beginning of each nightly shift. Sign up online and bring a festive spirit and willingness to serve. An auction-style role placement will happen at the beginning of each nightly shift. Volunteer age parameters: 18+. Individuals aged 14-17 years may volunteer when accompanied by an adult during the entire shift, all volunteers under 18 years old must bring the youth permission slip each night (Select Dates: 11/24-1/4)

All volunteers who complete a shift will receive 2 general admission tickets to the Magical Forest, Special Promo code for the Las Vegas Great Santa Run (when volunteer opportunity is before event), and a voucher for the Opportunity Village Thrift Store. Be sure to secure your spot early as shifts fill up fast.

For more information on Opportunity Village’s volunteer opportunities, or for group volunteer opportunities, please visit Opportunityvillage.org.

About Opportunity Village
Mission: Opportunity Village is a not-for-profit organization that serves people within our community with significant intellectual disabilities, to improve their lives and the lives of their families.

Seven families who were determined to give their children with disabilities the best lives possible founded Opportunity Village in 1954. Now, more than six decades later, Opportunity Village is one of the most recognized and respected organizations of its type in the United States.

Nevada’s largest employer of people with disabilities, Opportunity Village serves nearly 2,000 individuals annually, providing vocational training, employment, habilitation and social recreation programs and services that make their lives more purposeful and interesting.

Opportunity Village clients – individuals who were previously considered unemployable – work at Opportunity Village’s Employment Resource Centers and in jobs throughout the community, collectively earning wages amounting to more than $3.6 million in 2018.  They are hardworking and diligent, proudly paying taxes and happily leading more fulfilling lives.

Media Contacts
Jenna Greene, R&R Partners
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Marty Wood, Opportunity Village
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