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Volunteer

Join a caring community of volunteers who transform lives. Together, we can make countless wishes come true. 

Your time and unique talents are critical to bringing strength and hope to wish kids when they need it the most. In fact, our volunteers are at the heart of every wish experience. 

Make-A-Wish volunteers consider their work impactful and meaningful. And, their efforts are rewarded—not in dollars or cents, but in the incredible difference they make in the lives of our wish kids. Volunteers even have the freedom to choose when and how they would like to help transform lives in our community. 

We understand that you want to volunteer but might not know where your skills and talents best lie. Check out our volunteer opportunities and see where you can best help make wishes come true. 

Volunteer Types

Wish Enhancement Volunteer

The wish enhancement volunteer assists with the reveal portion of the wish specific to the wish type of the child.

New Volunteer Roles FAQ

Wish Discovery Volunteer

The wish discovery volunteer conducts the wish discovery visit to determine the child’s wish and collect all the necessary paperwork.

New Volunteer Roles FAQ

Translator/Interpreter

Help facilitate wish experiences for non-English-speaking families. Translators attend wish visit and phone calls, but they are not directly involved in planning wishes. 

Office Volunteer

Assist with various projects at our chapter office, including phone calls, mailings and research. 

Events Volunteer

Plan, organize and implement successful fundraising events by working on committees, helping on event day and/or participating in the event. 

Skill-Based Volunteer

Use your professional skills and knowledge on an as-needed basis to provide much-needed skills such as reading and writing in multiple languages, graphic design, photography, landscaping and more. 

 

Outreach Volunteer

Interact with interested parties at volunteer recruitment and medical outreach events with the intent of recruiting more volunteers. 

Your Make-A-Wish Journey Starts Today

At every level of the organization, volunteers are critical to the mission. Get started today and soon you can bring hope and joy to local children with critical illnesses as a Make-A-Wish volunteer. 

Attend a volunteer information session: Sit in on a digital webinar and learn about our mission to grant wishes for children with critical illnesses and how you can help. You can find upcoming dates on the calendar page to register. 

Fill out application: Once you attend a webinar, you will receive a link to complete the volunteer application from a Make-A-Wish staff member. This is used as a preliminary screening tool, and incomplete applications will not be considered. 

Submit your paperwork: You will be asked to complete a criminal background check and submit final paperwork. 

Attend an orientation: After your conversation, you will be asked to attend an orientation and complete a learning track for becoming a volunteer. 

Welcome! You are officially now a volunteer for Make-A-Wish Central and Northern Florida! You will be an integral part of delivering our mission forward.