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Old 06-26-2012, 10:18 PM   #46
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I filled out the application/background check and I am signed up for orientation next Tuesday evening!

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Old 06-27-2012, 06:01 AM   #47
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Oh you will love it. I can't wait to go back.
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Old 09-28-2013, 10:43 PM   #48
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I wonder how long they keep their records of background info? I volunteered a few times on the college program in Spring 97. The CP volunteer sign ups filled so fast. When I went back on advanced Spring Internship I had over 100 hours from Jan to June. I'm wondering since it was so long ago would they want us to do the background check. Since I was there every Sunday for parents night out there was a group of us core volunteers that assigned the volunteers to families while the parents were sent to dinner. While the parents were away the kids had a cp volunteer that played in the castle, went to dinner with their assigned families, went for ice cream sundaes, and then Nick would have entertainment in the castle. If their were children with more complex needs we may be assigned to that child. Another thing that I got to experience was driving the Mayor's yellow car. I was able to help the Mayor get ready before hand and help lead for the tuck ins. I also saw Christmas at the village. I was able to set up something special for a wish child that would be celebrating her birthday the next day in Epcot. Some people voiced a concern of it being a sad experience. The first time I volunteered I had the same concern but there was so much happy faces that I was relieved of the concern the second I interacted with people in the village. Many times kids seem to perk up and feel better while visiting the village. I credit this experience with me becoming involved with MAW and now cole's foundation.org I have worked with many families and kids. Oh one more question. The village has added so much since I was last there. To volunteer with the horses is their anything special you need?
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Old 10-03-2013, 11:00 PM   #49
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I believe you would need to redo the background check, as their systems have changed since 1997.

It sounds like you had a great experience while on the CP! I do agree that GKTW is a happy place for families.

They prefer horse experience to volunteer in the horse program, but it is not necessary. You can always contact them at volunteer@gktw.org for any further questions.
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