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Volunteer With Us

Join a caring community of volunteers who transform lives. 

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 below and see where you can best help make wishes come true. 

Already an active Make-A-Wish OKI Volunteer?

Thank you for being an active Make-A-Wish OKI Volunteer! We're excited for you to sign up for an upcoming opportunity or wish child assignment. By logging into the Volunteer Portal you will have access to both events and wish child opportunities. You must log in to view active wish kid assignments.

Volunteer Roles

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. 


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. 

Speaker’s Bureau Volunteer

Present key information and share stories about Make-A-Wish Ohio, Kentucky & Indiana to increase support and educate audiences on our mission. 

Outreach Volunteer

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

Wish Family Ambassador

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

Your Make-A-Wish Volunteer Enrollment 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 an 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: After you complete our application you will be asked to complete a criminal background check. 

Attend a volunteer training session: Join us for a virtual training to learn about our mission and the critical role our volunteers play to grant wishes for children with critical illnesses.

Welcome! You are officially now a volunteer for Make-A-Wish Ohio, Kentucky & Indiana! You will be an integral part of delivering our mission forward.