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Training Dates

We rely on more than 300 volunteers throughout Southern Nevada to help grant the wishes of children battling life-threatening medical conditions. Each volunteer plays a vital role in helping us achieve our mission. Explore our volunteer roles!

Our Volunteer Application process is as follows:

Complete our online Volunteer Application. Once your application is received, we will contact you within 5 business days with information on next steps.  

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.

Attend a Volunteer Orientation (dates below) to get acquainted 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.

If you are interested in becoming a Wish Discovery volunteer or Wish Designer, our most demanding volunteer roles, you must attend a volunteer orientation first, then sign up for a pre-qualification interview.  Please see below for more information on the Wish volunteer training process.

Volunteer Orientation

Volunteer orientations are held monthly on the second Saturday of each month from 10 to 11:30 at The Wishing Place. There are some exceptions. Please see dates/times below. 

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Saturday, September 22      9am to 10:30am

Saturday, October 13      10am to 11:30am

Saturday, November 10      10am to 11:30am

Saturday, December 8      10am to 11:30am

*Please fill out an application first before signing up for the Volunteer Orientation

Wish Volunteer Training

Our Wish Discovery volunteers have the distinct honor of helping our kiddos discover their one true wish.  This is one of our most emotionally demanding volunteer roles at Make-A-Wish, and it takes a special person to carry out this important part of our mission.  

If you are interested in becoming a Wish Discovery volunteer, you must complete a pre-qualification interview first.  The interview is held here at our office and only takes 15 minutes. 

Once you complete your interview, our staff will let you know if you qualify to sign up for Wish Discovery volunteer training.

Pre-qualification interviews typically happen about a month before Wish Discovery training.  The next ones begin August 20, 2018. We have several days and times open to accommodate different schedules.  Find a time slot that works for you here.

Wish Discovery volunteer trainings take place 3 times per year: January, April and September.  The next training is:

September 22nd 10:30am to 1:30pm

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Please note that you won't be officially approved to attend Wish Discovery training until you complete your interview and Make-A-Wish staff has informed you that you have been qualified to move on to the next step.

Wish Designers have a unique opportunity with our wish kids and their families. They get to plan the ultimate party to make sure our kiddos know their wish is coming true. They also help with send-offs and welcome homes as well as any other enhancements that make the wish experience memorable for our kids. 

Wish Design training does not require a pre-qualification interview. Sign up for Wish Design Training here.

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