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Volunteer

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 Eastern North Carolina 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 Application

Volunteer Opportunities

Wish Granter

Work with a partner to meet with wish kids and their families to help determine their heartfelt wishes, assist the family in completing required paperwork, and stay in contact with the family throughout the wish granting time. This position requires excellent people skills, sensitivity, and dependability.  

 

Bilingual Wish Granter

Help facilitate wish experiences for non-English-speaking families. Work with a partner to meet with wish kids and their families to help determine their heartfelt wishes, assist the family in completing required paperwork, and stay in contact with the family throughout the wish granting time. This position requires excellent people skills, sensitivity, and dependability. 

 

Office Volunteer

Assist with various projects at our chapter office (located in Raleigh, near North Hills shopping area.), including phone calls, mailings, and special projects. Interested individuals must be available during regular office hours (8:30am-5:00pm; Monday-Friday).  

Events Volunteer

Plan, organize, and implement successful fundraising events by working on committees, helping secure support, working 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, construction, and more. 

 

Wish Family Ambassador

Open to wish alumni and their families, represent Make-A-Wish Eastern North Carolina at a number of external outreach and fundraising events to share your wish experience. 

 

Your Make-A-Wish Journey Starts Today

At every level of the organization, volunteers are critical to our mission. Get started today and soon you can bring hope and joy to local children with critical illnesses as a Make-A-Wish Eastern North Carolina volunteer. All volunteers are asked to meet a series of requirements before becoming an active volunteer, including completing the volunteer application, attending a training session, and submitting to relevant background checks. 

Fill out an application: There is a link to complete the volunteer application on this site. This is used as a preliminary screening tool, and incomplete applications will not be considered. Please complete and return the Volunteer Application to our office by email at [email protected] or by mail: 
Make-A-Wish Eastern North Carolina  
Attn: Volunteer Program  
3809 Computer Drive, Suite 201 
Raleigh, NC 27609 

Chat with a staff member or volunteer: After we receive your completed application, you will speak with a staff member or a current volunteer to answer questions and allow time for our team to learn more about you and your interests. 

Submit your paperwork: After your conversation, you will be asked to complete a criminal background check and submit final paperwork. 

Attend a Training Session: You will then register for one of our informational training sessions. You'll receive information regarding date, time, and location after the previous steps have been completed. 

Welcome! You are officially now a volunteer for Make-A-Wish Eastern North Carolina! You will be an integral part of delivering our mission forward.