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 Granter

Work with a partner to meet with wish kids and their families to help determine their heartfelt wishes, and then work with our staff to make those wishes a reality. This role requires:

  • a long-term commitment
  • administrative and technical focus with electronic paperwork and electronic communication
  • constant and timely communication
  • comfort soliciting in-kind support

Applicants must be at least 18 years of age to apply. All wish granters will be required to complete a criminal background check with the organization. For more information on the wish granter role and how to get involved, please email [email protected].   

Are you bilingual? Please consider volunteering as a Bilingual Wish Granter. We are in need of translator/interpreter support throughout the wish journey. 

 

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. 

 

Wish Support 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. 

 

Interns

Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic offers internships throughout the year. 

Student Support

Looking to support Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic as a student? We are excited to work with you! Learn more about our Wishmakers on Campus and Kids for Wish Kids programs.   

Your Make-A-Wish Journey Starts Today 

Watch our Introduction Video:Take a moment to watch our introductory information session to help find your best fit with the chapter. 

Wish kid Felix

Fill out application: Once you tune in to the introduction video, please complete the volunteer application. This is used as a preliminary screening tool, and incomplete applications will not be considered.  

Chat with our staff: After we receive your completed application, you will speak with a staff member to get your questions answered and allow time for us to learn more about you and your interests.  

Submit your paperwork: After your conversation and confirming the best volunteer fit, you will be asked to complete a criminal background check and submit final paperwork (dependent on volunteer role selection).  

Attend a training: Based on your volunteer role, you may be asked to attend an in-person or virtual training session before you get started. Staff will be in touch with all training requirements. Please note that all Wish Granters must attend a wish-granting volunteer training prior to starting as an active volunteer.  

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