25 Years of Creating the Happiness That Inspires Hope.

An up-to-date news section about announcements, recent happenings at the Village, and upcoming events – as well as a current Volunteer Services staff list!


Happy New Year!

May you and your loved ones have a very Happy and Healthy 2014!

Volunteering Never Stops!

Our dedicated volutneers are logging the hours and we anticpate hitting the 2.5 million hour mark next week. We'll keep you posted!

On the Move!

Volunteer Services will be in the process of relocating its offices in January.  The new space, located in the Administration Building near the Gingerbread House, will offer an improved floor plan, additional space and a more collaborative work environment.  Close proximity to the Avenue of Angels will allow Volunteer Services the opportunity to be closer to Angels staffing entertainment programs and venues.  Stay tuned for more details about the upcoming move and thank you for your continued support.  Please note - all Volunteer Services phone numbers and email addresses will stay the same!

Extreme Village Makeover is set for January 12-25, 2014

45 days and counting! The Village will be offline beginning 3 p.m. on January 6, 2014, for three weeks to stage the Extreme Village Makeover. The EVM project is designed to complete the refurbishment of all remaining villas.  During this two week period we’re calling all members of the construction and design industry to join us by donating or deeply discounting their products, expertise or time.  In order to accomplish our goal, work will take place 24 hours per day, every day!  Many of the volunteers and construction workers will stay with us on property and we will close the Village to our guests during this time.  The scope of work will include cosmetic and structural upgrades including: wood replacement, stucco and drywall repair, tile work, installation of new countertops, fixtures and crown molding, exterior and interior painting and electrical updates, just to name a few. The Village is scheduled to reopen to guests on Monday, January 26, 2014 and volunteer shifts will once again be online.

Valentine's Day Pancake Breakfast

We love our Angels! Mark your calendar and join us! Tickets are now available for all active GKTW volunteers for the annual Valentine’s Day Pancake Breakfast on Friday, February 14, 2014 at the Gingerbread House. Hot off the griddle pancakes and waffles will be served at 11am. Join us!

2014 Volunteer Town Hall Dates Announced

Dates have been announced for the annual Volunteer Town Hall with GKTW President Pam Landwirth. Please join us to hear about Village program updates and expansion plans. Sessions will be held:

Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 6 pm, Gallery of Hope

Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 11 am, Julie Safari Theatre

Saturday, February 15, 2014 at 11 am, Julie Safari Theatre

Please call Volunteer Services at (407) 396-0770 to R.S.V.P. for the session of your choice!


Beth Whitmire
Director of Volunteer Services
407-396-0770 x4268

Neal McCord
Director of Risk Management
407-396-0770 x4264

Cara Telleysh
Associate Manager of Volunteer Services
407-396-0770 x4295

Tami Wright
Volunteer Services Groups Coordinator
407-396-0770 x4507

Connie Foo
Volunteer Services Administrative Assistant
407-936-0770 x4211

Velvetann Abalos-Moreo
Volunteer Services Coordinator
407-396-0770 VelvetannA@gktw.org

Jennifer Read
Volunteer Services Coordinator
407-396-0770 x4290

Mary Ann Moses
Volunteer Services Coordinator
407-396-0770 x4290

Navita Khemraj
Volunteer Services Coordinator
407-396-0770 x4290