First, fill out a Volunteer Application . Our application breaks down the entire process, while letting you choose which areas of service interest you the most.
Next, attend a Volunteer Fair.
A Volunteer Fair is required to become part of the Make-A-Wish team. This interactive orientation is designed to help you experience our mission, vision and values with other members of the community. In just one hour you’ll learn everything you need to know about our organization, including our history and wish-granting process.
Through videos, fun activities and more, you will also get to explore the many roles available to you. A common misconception about volunteering with Make-A-Wish is that you have to work directly with “sick kids” and their families. Many people are concerned about the emotional aspect that comes with being so close to a child battling a life-threatening condition. While there are many opportunities to work side-by-side with a wish kid, including becoming a Wish Granter, there are plenty of other ways to make an impact. Do you consider yourself a shutterbug? You could take pictures at a wish reveal. Do you love talking to people? You may want to be a Welcome Caller. The Volunteer Fair helps uncover where you can really shine!
Every volunteer role within Make-A-Wish is equally important, and we created our Volunteer Fair to help you find your desired space within our mission. We rely on the time, talent and treasures of people just like you to make wishes come true, so we host two Volunteer Fairs each month to make it easier to find a date and time that works for your schedule and lifestyle.
What are you waiting for? Sign up to volunteer with Make-A-Wish, today!