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Become A Volunteer

Become a Volunteer

We rely on more than 500 volunteers throughout Southern Nevada to help grant the wishes of children battling critical illnesses. Every volunteer plays a vital role in helping us achieve our mission. Share your heart. Volunteer today!

Our volunteer application process is as follows:

  1. Complete our online Volunteer Application.  If you don’t have computer access, visit us at The Wishing Place at 9950 Covington Cross, Las Vegas, NV 89144, and we’ll help you input your information.  Once your application is received, we will contact you within 5 business days regarding next steps and more information.
  2. Certain positions require the volunteer to complete a National Background check. The background check is completed entirely online, and we ask that the volunteer cover the initial cost. See 'Background Checks' for more information below.
  3. Attend a Volunteer Orientation.  The Volunteer Orientation will acquaint you with the mission and values of Make-A-Wish, as well as provide insight into how to use your unique skills to make our organization successful. Interested volunteers must attend a Volunteer Orientation before serving the organization. For more information on dates & times, click here: Events Registration Page
  4. If you are interested in becoming a Wish Discovery Volunteer or Wish Designer, please attend our Volunteer Orientation to learn about next steps.  You must be 18 years or older to qualify for one of those roles. 

Background Checks

To assure the safety of our children, we perform a national criminal background check on all of our applicants who are interested in Wish Granting, Airport Greeting and volunteering in the office. We perform this background check through First Advantage.

The cost of each background check can vary and is dependent upon where you have previously resided. We do ask that the volunteer cover this cost. You must be 18 years or older to volunteer in a position that requires a background check. 

All information in the volunteer application, and any acquired through the background check, remains confidential and is used only for screening and placement purposes. 

If a blemish appears on a background check it may be reviewed by our management team to determine if acceptance of a volunteer application is in the Chapter's best interest.


For questions or additional information about our Volunteer program, please contact:



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Make-A-Wish® Southern Nevada
9950 Covington Cross Dr.
Las Vegas, NV 89144
(702) 212-9474