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Give Kids The World

Kissimmee, Florida

March 9th - 16th, 2024
 

Trip Leader: Shea Donohue '18 

Non-Refundable Deposit: $100.00

Total trip cost: $750.00

Final Payment Due: February 1, 2024

 

Students will set out for Kissimmee, Florida to share their time and passion as part of volunteering at Give Kids The World (GKTW) Village. The village serves as a home away from home to families who have a child with a life-threatening illness. Their week-long stay is an all-expense paid vacation, often through the Make A Wish Foundation, with many college students from across the country volunteering as workers for the GKTW organization. Volunteers will engage in the village serving Make A Wish children and their families. Our trip leader, Shea Kinsella is a Geneseo alum and she participated in three GKTW trips as a student and served as the trip leader for the 20213 service trip. 

Volunteers will fly from Rochester to Orlando Florida on Saturday, March 9 and stay in an AirBnB approximately 15 minutes from the GKTW Village. Volunteers will work at least one shift each day with kids and their families creating fun and memorable activities. Groceries for other meals will be provided and team members will cook and share their culinary expertise throughout the week. Food on travel days are not included.  The teams will fly back to Rochester on Saturday, March 16. Volunteers are required to provide proof of health insurance and accident insurance and a t-shirt is provided for each participant and included in the trip fees.

Registration for this service trip will open on Wednesday, November 29 and continue until all twelve spaces on this trip are filled. Please follow the 5 steps below to register and secure a space on this service trip.

Registration Steps

“The GKTW trip is a must for any student interested in volunteering with children. At GKTW, every child is dealing with a critical illness, or is a sibling to a child with a critical illness. The week these families spend at GKTW may be their only “normal” family vacation, or a lifelong wish come true. You will never forget the joy we get to witness as volunteers in both the children and their families."

– Shea Kinsella

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