Mister Rogers’ Week of Kindness 2024 Fred’s Helpers Volunteer Application
“Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.”
-Nancy Rogers, Fred’s mom, as told by Fred.
Thank you for applying to be one of Fred’s Helpers during Mister Rogers’ Week of Kindness 2024. The Orlando area is honored to be one of Fred’s four lifetime Neighborhoods, along with Latrobe and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and Nantucket, Massachusetts.
Fred and many members of his family went to Rollins College in the Orlando suburb of Winter Park, and returned to Winter Park for decades after Christmas each year to spend time visiting with family and friends, and writing many of his scripts and original pieces of music for Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.
Mister Rogers’ Week of Kindness is a series of public and private events to remember, to teach, to reflect on, and to share our thoughts and memories with each other of the lifetime work of Fred Rogers. Most events are free or low-cost to the public in order to include as many “Neighbors” as possible.
Fred’s Helpers are instrumental in setting up and tearing down events, checking in guests and being helpful “Handyman Negris” at each location. Fred’s Helpers attend all events that they are volunteering at for free and may also receive premium seating for themselves or guests, as well as a private meet and greet with cast and crew.
Please provide this information for review by the Mister Rogers’ Week of Kindness 2024 Organizing Neighbors committee. Submission of an application does not guarantee selection to participate.
Once the final schedule is completed, our list of Fred’s Helpers applicants will be reviewed and selected. Please be patient; this is not a fast process and likely won’t happen until March 2024. However, applications will be reviewed in the order received, so please apply as soon as possible for best chances for selection.
You can follow updates for Mister Rogers’ Week of Kindness 2024 at this website and at the Facebook Group, Fred’s Florida Neighbors.
Thank you again for considering to be one of Fred’s Helpers during Mister Rogers’ Week of Kindness 2024!
“If you could only sense how important you are to the lives of those you meet; how important you can be to the people you may never even dream of. There is something of yourself that you leave at every meeting with another person.”