“Disney VoluntEAR one day, Disney VoluntEAR every day” is the motto of the volunteers at Disneyland Paris. On the occasion of International Volunteer Day, let’s find out who they are and where this tradition comes from that they perpetuate at each solidarity event led by the Citizen Action Service of Disneyland Paris.
A tradition of sharing
In 1985, the United Nations created International Volunteer Day to promote the work of volunteers and have it recognized by corporations and governments.
Within the Disney group, we had already understood all that! Indeed, it was back in 1983 that the program “Disney VoluntEARS” first saw the light of day. At the time named “Disneyland Action Team”, it answered the desire of employees to do good actions of the community. At Disneyland Paris, it was originally called the “Volunteers Club” before taking its current name in order to uniformly recognize the commitment of Cast Members all across the world.
Meeting the Disney VoluntEARS
Disney VoluntEARS are Disney employees, retired employees, friends and families of Cast Members who give their time, talent and enthusiasm for children and their families at solidarity events.
In 2014, 1,123 employees wore a Disney VoluntEARS T-shirt when they ratched up 15,274 hours of volunteer work for charities.
To thank them for their involvement, Citizen Action Service today launched an internal promotional campaign, showcasing the different faces of those who volunteer, young and old, men and women…