2017 Volunteer Application

Thank you for your interest in volunteering for the GATEWAY OF CHAOS haunted house attraction sponsored by the Malvern Area Betterment Association (MABA).This haunt is a great opportunity to engage the public, raise money for great causes, increase positive perspectives about Malvern, IA and Mills County IA, and grants volunteers an incredible learning opportunity in the world of haunted house operations–all while having a screaming good time!

As a volunteer staff member for Gateway of Chaos, it is imperative that certain regulations are followed at all times. Please fill out this form completely and if you are under 18 years of age, please ensure the PARENT/GUARDIAN information is filled out. Very few staff spots are available for youth 12 years of age and younger, but please apply! Due to the complexity of the entire events’ logistics and overall operation, many skill sets are needed to ensure its success. We are looking for serious volunteers who understand this project is a huge attraction, taking thousands of volunteer hours to complete. As a volunteer, you will be required to be at the Haunted House from 6pm-12midnight during scheduled nights-and earlier depending on your role and makeup prep time, should you be offered and you accept a position. You also must attend the mandatory trainings noted later in this application.

Construction: August and early September will be our biggest push. We'll need everyone's help! We require all team members to participate in construction (as much as they are able). A director will be onsite from 9am to 9pm every Tuesday and Saturday beginning August 1st.


Training will be held on site: Mills County Fairgrounds, 61317 315th St, Malvern, IA 51551 All volunteers are required to attend a mandatory public fire/safety/security and scare training

All volunteers are REQUIRED to attend the September 30 Family/Friends Dress Rehearsal 5-9 pm. Please invite up to 4 family members or friends to walk through between 8 and 9 and review us! (Arrive earlier for cool makeup!)
This year, we plan to have an in haunt sleep over with a party at night end on when we name the haunter of the year, give out some prizes and watch a movie with the haunt speakers before we start to pack up for next year!

-Bragging rights that you work in the #1 haunt in Southwest Iowa

-Learn trade secrets, work with the best haunting staff and get to see the rare behind-the-scenes of the industry

-Cool new friends, volunteering for a great cause and feeling good about helping others

-Getting to scare your friends and family when they come through the haunt

-Free Gateway of Chaos clothing if you volunteer over 40 hours (training, construction, haunting, etc.) New t-shirts this year!

-Your potential photo in our video, brochures, marketing, etc.

-Limited VIP tickets to give to friends or family -- the more you volunteer the more tickets you get!

-Volunteers who show dedication exceeding expectations have a chance to win a free movie ticket redeemable at any AMC theater!

If you are under 18, please fill out the parent and emergency contact information below. Applications older than 18 should skip this section.
In the event that we are unable to contact either parent/guardian, please supply 2 additional emergency contact names and telephone numbers. Please include relationship. (Mandatory)
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I hereby, for my heirs, my executors, administrator, and myself, waive all rights and claims for damages I may have against Gateway of Chaos, their staff, sponsors, vendors, contractors, MABA, The Mills County Fair Grounds, and any others related to the attraction. I grant full permission for organizers to use photographs, video and quotations from me or including me without compensation in legitimate accounts and promotions of this event. I consent to the named person, whether myself or my child, working as a volunteer at the Gateway of Chaos haunted house. I understand that every reasonable effort will be made to ensure I attend all work days and assigned meetings. I also have read the rules attached to this application and understand that I will be responsible for following these rules and that not following them can result in my dismissal as a volunteer and may affect me for future volunteer opportunities. I understand that typing my name in the e-signature fields below acts as my legal signature.
The sooner your application is received, the sooner you'll be contacted about open positions, if you are selected to join our team. Call or email Ashley @ 402-639-2134 or ashleyv2009@live.com with questions. Thanks!