Wish Granters work in teams to coordinate details of a child’s wish. From conception to completion, the Wish Granter is responsible for maintaining contact with wish family and Wish Child at least once per month to offer updates and keep the wish excitement alive. Wish Granters meet with the wish child to determine the child’s one true wish, communicate the wish to the office, and submit completed paperwork to staff within a week of the wish determined date. Wish Granters work with a Wish Coordinator to plan, create, deliver a reveal, and most importantly, fulfill the child’s one true wish.
*Requirements: Complete background check, attend Volunteer Fair, schedule interview, and attend Wish Granter Training
Special Projects Volunteers participate in occasional activities fitting specific needs. Project examples include, but are not limited to, running errands, graphic design, photography, sewing, poster creation, letter writing for Wish Kids and scrapbook design. If you’ve mastered the art of assembling shelves, capturing the perfect moment on your camera, or have a knack for organizing, our staff would love if you’d lend your talents! The Special Projects role is an umbrella for many unique ways to get involved.
*Requirements: Attend Volunteer Fair
Office volunteers provide invaluable support to our employees in the office. Though some tasks are time sensitive, we are happy to coordinate a schedule that maximizes your experience and adheres to your availability. Office Volunteers assist with phone call management, greeting our guests and much more!
*Requirements: Complete background check and attend Volunteer Fair
Airport Greeters welcome visiting Wish Children and their families to Las Vegas for their wish of a lifetime! Volunteers with flexible schedules provide an incredible service by greeting wish families at the airport, assisting with baggage, guiding them to car rental/shuttle/taxi and providing directions. Volunteers are never to drive the family. Airport greeting is a quick and easy way to connect with the Make-A-Wish mission and meet wish families from all over the world!
*Requirements: Complete background check, attend Volunteer Fair and brief in-person training before the first airport greeting
Ambassadors represent Make-A-Wish Southern Nevada at various community events to share information regarding our National and local history, our mission, how to refer a child and how the audience can get involved with our chapter. Ambassadors may be invited to speak with service organizations, corporations, and schools and will know in advance what is required for each presentation. As an Ambassador of Make-A-Wish Southern Nevada, you will educate audiences on the healing power of a wish!
*Requirements: Attend Volunteer Fair and Ambassador Training
Event Volunteers assist with interactive events such as participating as a Make-A-Wish representative at community events, fundraisers, and family activities hosted by the Southern Nevada Chapter. Event Volunteers may be asked to assist with events organized by external groups to benefit the Southern Nevada Chapter. Event Volunteers have the opportunity to serve on event planning committees and assist on the day of the event. Being an Event Volunteer is a fun way to interact and network with our community!
*Requirements: Complete background check ($26.03 fee), attend Volunteer Fair and perhaps in-person training before event
Junior Volunteers assist the staff with specific needs. Examples include, but are not limited to, photography, taking inventory, poster creation, letter writing for Wish Kids, scrapbook design, binder assembly, special events, speaking engagements, and participating in our Kids for Wish Kids program. We love Junior Volunteers and are always open to new ideas to encourage excitement for volunteering and supporting their community.
*Requirements: Complete student form, and attend Volunteer Fair (preferred but not mandatory)
Ambassadors spread awareness about Make-A-Wish Southern Nevada by reaching out to our existing medical outreach contacts with hospital/practice visits, participating in health fairs and attending events put on by our nonprofit partners such as medical seminars, school resource fairs, community events and others. Ambassadors will share our Medical Eligibility Criteria and address misconceptions.
*Requirements: Attend Volunteer Fair and Medical Outreach Ambassador training
Facilitate wish experiences for non-English speaking families. Because of you, Wish Children and their families are able to communicate with our office and volunteers. This rewarding position is a direct line to making wishes come true! Translators have the option of becoming fully trained Wish Granters, or they can provide short-term support on an as-needed basis.
*Requirements: Depending on task, a background check may need to be completed
A Welcome Caller acquaints new wish families with information regarding Make-A-Wish mission, impact and wish granting process. Welcome Callers facilitate 30-45 minute phone orientations with all legal guardians in a distraction-free environment.
*Requirements: Attend Volunteer Fair and Welcome Caller Training
To take a wish to the next level requires community involvement and resources. As a Wishing Well Volunteer, you receive occasional emails from the Make-A-Wish staff indicating a specific request to make a Wish Child’s experience even more special. This volunteer opportunity is great if you find yourself saying, “I know people.” Wishing Well Volunteers enjoy being a match-maker by connecting the chapter staff to the appropriate experts and facilitates an introduction. These experts could be friends of yours, community leaders that you know or businesses that you think would be excited to lend their expertise to a wish.
*Requirements: Attend Volunteer Fair