Is your non-profit organization looking for a unique fundraiser?
Do you have volunteers who hate peddling candy? Has your organization lost money because a fundraising car wash or fair was rained out? Increase your organization's volunteer participation rate AND have a built-in guarantee of funds by taking advantage of a unique opportunity to put the "fun" back in fundraising!
Six Flags Great Adventure is currently recruiting not-for-profit groups to fundraise by volunteering to staff a variety of events at the park. One organization raised over $1,500 last season by volunteering only two dates! If you would like more information about this fundraising opportunity, please contact Laura Ellis at [email protected] or 732-928-2000 x2619.
Six Flags Great Adventure's Human Resources department administers the program. The mission and goals of your organization must be clear and long-term in nature. The group must have a strong and committed leadership, have a 501c3 tax-exempt status as defined by the IRS, and that members are at least 16 years of age.
Six Flags will provide the following:
- Thrilling environment that entices group members to participate
- Minimum earnings per volunteer
- Coordinated scheduling
- One complimentary ticket per person to return to the park
- Training in operations, safety and sanitation
- Supervision to help ensure success
- Your group will receive its donation 2-4 weeks after each event
What would my organization be participating in while fundraising at Six Flags Great Adventure?
We utilize non-profit organizations for serving at catered outings, as ice cream scoopers and as drink servers and food runners at restaurants. Volunteers also assist with light food production and cleaning of patios and dining rooms. Organizations may also be utilized for rebounding and prize replenishment at games locations and asssiting stock needs at retail locations.
Does my group need to be identified as a 501c3 organization?
Yes, it is required that your group provides a 501c3 Letter of Determination from the IRS. Six Flags may accept other forms of tax exempt status such as 501c7. For more information, please visit www.irs.gov/charities/charitable/index.html.
How old do you have to be to volunteer?
The minimum age is 16. All participants must bring photo identification to verify their age. We require at least two adult chaperones (18+) for each group.
Is there required training?
Every volunteer that participates in our fundraising program is required to attend a booster orientation which includes customer service, food safety and general safety. Training will be conducted at the beginning of the shift. It will begin propmptly at the designated start time so please ensure ALL group members arrive on time. Any late arrivals may not be able to participate and will adversely affect the group's earnings. Your organization will receive contributions for this time. The training expires 12 months from the date attended.
How many volunteers do we need?
There is no minimum amount of volunteers needed. We have had groups as large as 30, depending on the calendar and available shifts for each day. Contact us early for the best selection of dates.
How many events will my organization be required to volunteer?
Six Flags Great Adventure does not have a minimum event requirement. However, organizations that return multiple times have more confidence and more fun. The more you volunteer the more money you earn! Ask our coordinator about incentives for participating in additional events. The minimum length of an event is six hours.
How much will my group make?
Six Flags Great Adventure has a per volunteer minimum. A group with 20 volunteers will make $1,600 for an 8-hour event.
How can I get more information?
If you would like more information about this fundraising opportunity, please contact Laura Ellis at [email protected] or 732-928-2000 x2619.
Can anyone be a volunteer?
All booster volunteers represent your organization and our company to our guests. We request a complete list of all volunteers no less than 72 hours prior to your event so we have time to process background checks. During certain times of the year, the park can become very busy. Volunteers should be prepared for an extremely fast-paced environment.
What kind of things will we be doing?
Typical assignments in culinary services include bussing tables/patios, pouring sodas, preparing and filling food orders for a cashier, scooping ice cream, cleaning, doing dishes and prepping food like pizza and sandwiches. Groups may also volunteer in our games department where assignments include rebounding and helping replinish prizes.
To request a ticket donation for your fundraiser please see our Ticket Donations page. The contact listed on this page does not handle ticket donations for fundraisers.