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Jill & Sean use their unique talents to make a positive difference in the lives of wish kids. They both know that even the smallest amount of volunteering can have a huge impact in their community which is why they knew volunteering at The Wishing Place was right for them.

Sean and Jill Gilliam

How did you first get involved with Make-A-Wish?

We had been looking for the right volunteer opportunity since moving to Las Vegas, but nothing seemed to fit with our schedules. Sean works for Allegiant, and after attending the grand opening of The Wishing Place on the Allegiant campus, we knew Make-A-Wish was the perfect fit for us.

What experience or wish has been most impactful for you? 

The most impactful was our very first wish family, sibling wish kiddos Max and Karlee! Before we were wish granters, Jill made the welcome call to wish mom, Michelle. There was something special about that conversation that inspired us to get even more involved with wish process. We attended wish granter training and immediately signed up for Max and Karlee's wishes. The kiddos both had great wish experiences, and even after they were complete, the family has continued to be a part of our lives. 


What do you wish other people knew about Make-A-Wish?

There is a volunteer opportunity for every skill set, every time, availability and almost every day of the week. No matter how much or how little time you have to give, there is something you can do to help make a difference.

What do you do when you aren’t volunteering?

Jill is a dental hygienist and Sean is a technical writer. Our favorite thing to do is travel as often as possible. While at home we love to hike, play board games, skateboard and spend time with our dogs, Gus and Charlie. 

If you could say one word about your experience with MAW, what would it be? Why?

SMILE! The wish experience has such a positive impact on everyone involved and puts a smile on their faces.

Sean Gilliam

Make-A-Wish Southern Nevada® relies on dedicated volunteers, like Sean & Jill, to help grant the wishes of children battling critical illnesses in our community. Click here to learn more about our many volunteer opportunities and to sign-up for our next Volunteer Orientation. 

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