Step 1: Read the volunteer position descriptions
Most of our positions require volunteers to be at least 18 years old. Event volunteers must be at least 14 years old, with minors accompanied by an adult. Be sure you thoroughly read through the description and understand the commitment required.
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 which includes, completing the volunteer application, background check, Conflict of Interest form, and a short phone interview.
The background check is a required part of the application for all volunteers except those exclusively interested in working events or organizing fundraisers. 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 assist with wishes. 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
Some volunteer roles require additional training before starting, so at this time you will have the option to complete other trainings.
With any questions regarding the volunteer application process or to get started, please contact us