**Bob Burnett from Opportunity Village will be there at the check in. A.O.K. will NOT have a host there. Bob is super friendly and nice and has been there every time we have gone out there this year to help out :) I am not able to attend but Opportunity Village reached out saying they need more volunteers to help run HallOVeen**
This is Opportunity Village‘s 1st year to host the “HallOVeen”. As you probably know, Opportunity Village is a 100% local charity that serves people with intellectual disabilities to improve the quality of their lives and the lives of their families. Proceeds from this extraordinary event go directly to support programs and services for the 3,000 people with disabilities served every year. It is located on the Oakey campus at 6300 West Oakey, between Rainbow and Jones.
A.O.K. has been helping set up for HallOVeen and the Magical Forest on Opportunity Village's Saturday Days of Service. I think it will be fun for those who helped out try to find out the tombstones and trees they painted. Try and see if you can find the ones that you made yourself :)
Of course all of this takes a team effort of 75-100 volunteers a night. Please arrive on time by 4pm. OV is adamant that volunteers arrive at 4PM sharp. Park at the back of the Opportunity Village building and follow the volunteer signs to the gym (access is off Community College Drive.) Jobs will be assigned by the staff of Opportunity Village when we meet in the gym. Here is a list of activities that we will be responsible for; Entry gate greeters, line monitor, ticket takers, park security, information booth, private party door monitor, exit, ride & attractions, costume and character volunteers and cash handling jobs. You can expect to be there until 9pm. It is difficult to leave early from most stations, so make sure you let a coordinator know if you won't be staying the entire night; it is preferable to have volunteers that can commit until 9pm. All volunteers must be 18 years old. Dress warmly as it could be quite chilly at night and be sure to wear comfortable shoes as you most likely won't be sitting much. You are allowed to dress up if you want to but please do NOT wear a mask and remember to not be TOO spooky as this event is focused around very young children. ALL Proceeds raised at the HallOVeen will benefit people with disabilities at Opportunity Village. Since 1954 Opportunity Village has been serving men and women in our community to provide them with programs and services to help enrich their lives.