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Get into the Halloween Spirit
Be a Haunter!

09/15/12 by the Hauntmistress

If you like haunted houses and giving people a good fright, why not join the crew of a haunted house this season?

Many haunted houses, such as those sponsored by cities, communtiy organizations, as well as commercial haunts, like Dead Time Dreams Haunted Attractions in San Jose, are looking for volunteers to pitch in and help design their haunts, work as a character, help with marketing, and do other tasks needed in order to have a successful haunted house. Take a look at haunted houses happening in your area and contact them to see how you can get involved.

Candle Lighters, a non-profit volunteer organization that raises funds for non-profit groups and community-based projects in the Tri-Valley area, is looking for students 12 years or older, or in Junior High, to work at the annual Ghost House in Fremont. Character sign-ups will take place on October 6, 2012, from 8:30 am-2 pm at the Ghost House. Game Booth and Good Fairy sign-up days are September 29 and October 6, 2012, from 8:30 am-12:30 pm at the Ghost House. Be sure to visit their website before the sign-up days for details and the required release form.

Winchester Mystery House Fright Nights in San Jose is seeking a range of talent, including maze attendants and performers. An application is on their website. You must be at least 18 years old to apply.

Fear Overload Haunted House Attractions is seeking applicants to help them haunt San Leandro in a variety of positions, including building floorplans, marketing, scaring customers, administration, security, or the works! Visit their website to apply. The positions are volunteer-only, but there is a $200 bonus at the end of the season that you can earn based on attendance.

In Santa Clara, Halloween Haunt at Great America is seeking applicants to help with marketing, scaring in the haunted houses, and other positions throughout the park. You can learn more on their website.

Fright Fest at Six Flags in Vallejo is seeking students, moms, dads, seniors, and people of all cultures and genders to work in the park in a variety of positions, including Fright Fest Lead, which oversees the daily duties of zombies, performers, and gate keeper staff, and acts as a zombie if needed! Visit their website for more information.

Many home haunters have started out helping in community and commercial haunted houses to get their feet wet and learn a few tricks of the trade. Help out at a haunted house this year and next year you can produce your own!


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