Workforce Development

Investing in Anaheim’s Future 

Through Disneyland Resort’s workforce development program, Disney VoluntEARS provide inspiration and vital career readiness skills to hundreds of students and residents in Anaheim. In collaboration with the Anaheim Union High School District (AUHSD) and several local nonprofits, Disney VoluntEARS provide mentorship, career presentations, and workshops to help develop and prepare tomorrow’s leaders.

With a focus on serving youth in our local community, the Resort supports the following organizations with programs and services that focus on career and education for Anaheim teens and young adults:


Mentorship 

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orange County “Workplace Mentoring Program”

A three-year workplace mentorship program facilitated by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orange County, in which “Littles” from Savanna High School in Anaheim visit the Disneyland Resort once a month to meet with their “Big” for one-on-one and group facilitated activities geared towards character building, relationship development and academic success.

High School Career Mentorship Program

Opportunities for Anaheim’s future leaders to develop their professional skills, build their resumes, and obtain practical career learning experiences that will help prepare them to enter the workforce by job shadowing Disneyland Resort Cast Member mentors. High School Juniors from AUHSD schools apply for summer career mentorship opportunities through the AUHSD AIME Program (Anaheim’s Innovative Mentoring Experience). Students selected to participate in the program are mentored by Disneyland Resort professionals 24 hours per week over a five-week period.

Career Skills Development

Disney VoluntEARS Speaker’s Bureau

Members of the Speaker’s Bureau inspire and educate students by sharing their own career journey and providing insight into critical workplace and career advancement skills.

Disney VoluntEARS Professional Workshops

Workshop facilitators deliver activity-based presentations that provide students with engaging workforce readiness training in a variety of areas, such as interview skills, resume writing, networking and business etiquette.

Youth Education Series (Y.E.S.) Programs

Our theme parks serve as a learning laboratory by providing a hands-on, educational adventure. Students practice teamwork, critical thinking and problem-solving as a group and participate in one-of-a-kind learning moments using the magic of Disney. Programs are focused in leadership development and STEM.

Non-profit Capacity Building

Skills-based VoluntEAR Opportunities

Skilled Disney VoluntEARS are paired up with local non-profits to provide specialized support and development opportunities based on their areas of expertise.

Disney Institute

Based on the best practices of Walt Disney Parks & Resorts, Disney Institute offers courses that help elevate performance as an individual and an organization, bringing Disney’s business insights on leadership, work culture and service to promote positive change.

Community Program Support

The Disneyland Resort provides monetary, in-kind, and VoluntEARS support to local nonprofits to enable experts within the community to build capacity and enhance current workforce readiness programs. This assistance provides a platform to help Anaheim residents obtain and retain great jobs locally.
Every Role a Starring Role
At the Disneyland Resort, every role is a starring role. We invite you to take a closer look at some of the hundreds of job opportunities that we offer right here in Anaheim!