Volunteering

Although the need for volunteers will vary by chapter, opportunities can be found in every community – in every state and every territory of the United States.

Opportunities to volunteer may include being a wish granter, office worker, translator, fundraiser, speaker or event staff member. Wish-granting volunteers work in teams of 2-3 to grant the wishes that change lives. Make-A-Wish® trains these volunteers to help children identify their most heartfelt wish – and to bring the experience to life in a way that exceeds every expectation.

To provide the best experience possible, we require all potential volunteers to undergo an assessment. Our work involves children and sensitive information, so select volunteer positions require a criminal background check and evaluation every three years.

Visit your local chapter’s website to learn more about their volunteer opportunities.

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2014 National Volunteer Week