For General Questions:

For Media Inquiries:
Rachel Roseberry
703.777.1939 x 106

For Sponsorships:
Denise Daffron
703.777.1939 x 112

For Volunteering:
Tammy Goddard
(703) 777-1939 x 207



Scare people for a good cause! Shocktober is a fundraiser for The Arc of Loudoun at Paxton Campus, a nonprofit that helps people with disabilities.

Ghoul School for Volunteers (Acting and Customer Service) for the 2017 Shocktober Season will be held on Sunday, September 17th, 3pm-7pm; and Monday, September 25th, 5pm-9pm

Application for Volunteering for Shocktober 2017 – CLICK HERE

Auditions for Shocktober Haunted House 2017

Volunteer OPPORTUNITIES: We recruit for seasonal event positions including Carver Zombies 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 on September 17 or September 25. No experience is necessary, but you must be 14 years old or older.  Please click on the link below to download your application today. – CLICK HERE for an application.

**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 and raised nearly $350,000 for The Arc of Loudoun at Paxton Campus in 2016. 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.

Stay in SHOCK

We Scare Because We Care

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