Step 1: Read the volunteer position descriptions
If you are interested in volunteering, you must be at least 18 years old. Be sure you thoroughly read through the description and understand the commitment required. Read
the volunteer position descriptions.
Step 2: Review our Volunteer Orientation Session
Completion of a New Volunteer Orientation is a requirement for all new volunteers. To complete this session online, please click this link to watch the webinar.
Step 3: Complete the Volunteer Application Process
Upon completion of New Volunteer Orientation you will begin the volunteer application process including, completing the volunteer application, background check and Conflict of Interest form.
The background check is a required part of the application. Make-A-Wish® volunteers commonly are trusted to work directly with our wish families, and may handle Make-A-Wish resources (including money or donated goods) as they arrange wishes or volunteer at events. For the protection of the wish families and the Foundation itself, we run an extensive background check on all staff and volunteers. In order to cover the cost of background checks, we ask volunteers to pay the background check fee. With questions regarding the application, please contact us.
Step 4: Approval
Once your application has been successfully screened, we will contact you to inform you of the good news. At this point you will be added to the weekly “Wish Wednesday” e-newsletter which outlines the most up to date volunteer opportunities.
Step 5: Complete Additional Training
All other volunteer roles will receive training information upon approval.
With any questions regarding the volunteer application process, please contact us.