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 roles and see where you can best help make wishes come true.
Wish Discovery Volunteer
Meet with wish kids and their families to help determine their heartfelt wishes, and then work with our staff to begin the wish granting process.
Make wishes a reality by helping our staff plan, create and host wish reveals or local wishes including shopping sprees, room makeovers, and more.
Assist with various projects at our chapter office, including phone calls, mailings and research.
Help facilitate wish experiences for non-English-speaking families. Translators attend wish discoveries and make phone calls, communicating with wish families through the process. We have a high need for Spanish-speaking volunteers.
Introduce new wish families to the Make-A-Wish mission and wish granting process during 30-minute orientation calls with a wish kid’s legal guardians.
Use your professional skills, network of connections and special knowledge on an as-needed basis to help fulfill special wish kid requests and make wishes come true.
Wish Story Writer
Using details about the wish child, their medical journey, and their “why” of the wish, put the impact of a wish into words by writing their story. Wish stories are used within our community for donation requests, PR, and more.
Help us create posters, write letters to wish kids, and complete other specific needs while fulfilling community service requirements. Junior volunteers under the age of 13 must be accompanied by a parent for volunteer assignments at The Wishing Place.
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 application: Complete the online volunteer application. This is used as a preliminary screening tool, and incomplete applications will not be considered. Once submitted, a staff member will contact you within 5 business days for next steps.
Attend a volunteer orientation: Learn about our mission to grant wishes for children with critical illnesses and more about the many ways you can help. Orientations are held monthly, and you must attend before serving our organization.
Complete a background check: To ensure the safety of our wish kids, you will be asked to complete a criminal background check. The cost is typically about $25 and is covered by the volunteer applicant.
Welcome! You are officially now a volunteer for Make-A-Wish Southern Nevada! You can now sign up for volunteer opportunities and additional training via CERVIS, our online system. You will be an integral part of delivering our mission forward.
While the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting us here at Make-A-Wish Southern Nevada, we are committed to doing everything we can - together - to bring hope to our Las Vegas community. The health and safety of our wish kids, their families, our volunteers, and our team is our top priority, so all training and orientation sessions for volunteers are currently on hold. Please keep an eye out for future updates.