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. 

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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 Wish Specialist (Make-A-Wish Staff Member) to meet with wish kids and their families to help determine their heartfelt wishes. You will increase the anticipation and excitement of the wishes by creating meaningful touches that boost the wish journey. To learn about Volunteer Wish Granter requirements click below. 

Volunteer Wish Granter Requirements.pdf

Wish Booster

Increase the anticipation and excitement of wishes by connecting with wish families and creating meaningful touches that boost the wish journey. This can include delivering or mailing care-packages, tasty treats, gifts and more. To learn about Volunteer Wish Booster requirements, see below. 

Volunteer Wish Booster Requirements.pdf



Help facilitate wish experiences for non-English-speaking families. Translators are needed for assisting wish visits and phone calls. 


Office Volunteer

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

Events Volunteer 

Volunteer on event day for our signature fundraising events throughout the year.  

Committee Volunteers 

Help expand the reach and impact of fundraising events by working on special event committees. Committee members cultivate new partnerships and focus on securing sponsorships, auction items and event participation.  

Individual Fundraising Volunteer

Help to make connections to individuals in the community for donations such as annual, monthly, and major gifts. Individuals can also set up their own fundraisers or fundraising webpage. 

Corporate Fundraising Volunteer 

Help to make connections to companies, foundations, and the community to open doors to fundraising resources.  

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. 

Wish Family Ambassador

Open to wish alumni and their families, represent Make-A-Wish at 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 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. 

Fill out the Make-A-Wish Engagement Interest Form: Volunteers are matched to positions based on their ability, interest and position availability. Please use the Make-A-Wish Engagement Interest Form to help us match your interests to our needs. 

Connect with a Make-A-Wish Staff Member: Approximately 5-7 business days after submitting your Engagement Interest Form, a Make-A-Wish staff member will contact you to discuss next steps.  

Submit your paperwork: For the protection of the wish families, we require criminal background checks for most volunteer positions. After your conversation, you may be asked to complete a criminal background check and submit final paperwork, if applicable. 

Training: Volunteer Wish Granters and Wish Boosters require training either in-person or online before you can become an active volunteer.  


We look forward to having you as part of our Make-A-Wish Central & Western North Carolina volunteer community! You will be an integral part of delivering our mission forward.