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 some volunteers may not know where their skills and talents best lie. Check out our volunteer types below and see how you can help make wishes come true. Please note that our volunteer opportunities may be limited due to COVID-19. Email Claire Fundingsland for more info on our current volunteer opportunities.

Note: All volunteer positions require a basic training. Some may require additional training and a background check.

Volunteer Types

Airport Greeter

Welcome out-of-state wish children and families to Colorado at DIA; escort them through the airport to baggage claim and then to their transportation.  Many come to our state to have their wish fulfilled, such as skiing, snowboarding, and dude ranch wishes.

Qualifications:  Prepared; friendly; comfortable meeting new people; able to think through unforeseen situations.

Fundraising

The ideal candidate is comfortable with making requests for auction items, as well as in-kind and monetary donations. This volunteer has the dedication and time to take a leadership role in fundraising events, such as creating and producing new events, workplace giving campaigns, and/or Kids For Wish Kids® projects.

Qualifications: Assertive, outgoing personality; enjoys asking for and acquiring donations; willing and excited to learn techniques and strategies; a passion for sharing the mission of Make-A-Wish.

Office Assistant

Office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Your talents can be utilized answering the busy phones, making calls, labeling, stuffing and addressing envelopes, making copies, filing, and taking on simple database entry projects, and assisting the wish granting department.

Qualifications: We request that you donate a minimum of three to four hours per week on a regular basis if possible.  On-call, fill-in positions are also available.  Some previous office experience, basic computer skills, and solid phone skills are required.

Speaker

Share the Make-A-Wish mission with civic organizations, local corporations, schools, and government agencies (for workplace giving presentations); accept donations and explain our work. One-on-one training or a group training session will prepare selected people to be effective and successful spokespersons.

Qualifications: Strong public speaking skills; good people skills; a solid information base about Make-A-Wish Colorado. Prior Make-A-Wish volunteer experience, especially wish granting experience, is preferred.  

Special Events

Volunteers help with events sponsored by community organizations for the benefit of Make-A-Wish, as well as with the major events organized by the staff. Duties can include registration of participants, selling tickets, raffle tickets or items, hosting an information table, helping with silent auctions, set up and clean up, and more!

Qualifications:  Upbeat, focused, and hardworking individual; excellent customer service skills; able to follow directions; flexible and fun.

Wish Granter

Wish granters work in teams directly with wish children and their families to discover the child’s wish, assist the family in completing extensive paperwork, and serve as a liaison with the family and Make-A-Wish staff. Training is provided. To be considered for this position, a volunteer usually works with us as an active event volunteer for at least six months.  We welcome experienced wish granters from other Make-A-Wish chapters but ask that they complete Colorado’s training. 

Qualifications: Dedication; teamwork skills; time; attention to detail; active listening, problem-solving and communication skills, a vivid imagination and sense of humor; experience with children is preferred, but not required.

Current Volunteer Account Management

Current volunteers: please log into the CERVIS Volunteer Account Management page to access your account! 

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