Become a Volunteer with our award winning Haunt!

Want to scare people for a good cause? Then volunteer as an actor or customer service volunteer for Shocktober’s My Bloody Valentine on February 9th and 10th! To get started, sign up for Ghoul School– where new volunteers will learn what it takes to act in the haunted Paxton Manor.

Ghoul School is on January 22nd from 6-9pm (Snow Date: 1/29) at Paxton Campus (601 Catoctin Circle, NE, Leesburg, VA 20176) Attendance at Ghoul School is REQUIRED for new volunteer actor only.

To sign up please contact Tammy Goddard: (volunteer actors must be 14 years and older)

If you would like to join us as a customer service volunteer, you do not need to attend Ghoul School, but please contact Tammy Goddard:

~ Shocktober’s My Bloody Valentine is a fundraiser for The Arc of Loudoun at Paxton Campus, a nonprofit that helps children with disabilities. ~





We recruit for seasonal event positions including Carver Zombies, Creepy Clowns and Scary Monsters to terrorize our guests at Shocktober and My Bloody Valentine.

All volunteers must complete an application, letting us know their interests and their dates of availability, as well as attend one of the Ghoul Schools that are available. No experience is necessary, but you must be 14 years old or older.

**Volunteers need to be 14 years and older. We need volunteers for acting inside Paxton Manor and the Carnival of Souls, as well as volunteers to help outside as customer service representatives (non-acting roles). Please let us know what you are interested in.

  • No prior experience is necessary;
  • You must be at least 14 years old;
  • Must attend Ghoul School to volunteer;
  • Must fill out an application and send your completed application to Tammy Goddard.

Shocktober is a major production that logged over 5,000 volunteer hours for The Arc of Loudoun at Paxton Campus in 2017. The Arc of Loudoun at Paxton Campus is always looking for dynamic volunteers!  Whether you want to volunteer once a week or once a year, we have a diverse range of opportunities for people of all ages and levels of ability.  We would love to talk with you about how YOU can get involved in this incredible and unique organization. The Arc of Loudoun at Paxton Campus is a full-service organization with multiple programs and services that together provide an integrated and innovative environment for people with disabilities from childhood through adulthood, as well as their families and caretakers, through its many programs.

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All proceeds from Shocktober events go to The Arc of Loudoun at Paxton Campus, a nonprofit that helps children and adults with disabilities. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO