Become A Make-A-Wish Volunteer

Make-A-Wish® is looking for kindhearted individuals to step forward and volunteer their time and friendship in order to assist with wish fulfillment. To become a wish volunteer, individuals must be at least 21 years of age, pass a criminal background check and attend a training session. The Foundation is also seeking volunteers who are fluent in Spanish and could assist with wish-granting or translation.

As members of “wish teams,” volunteers are an important component of fulfilling wishes. Working together, the “wish team” meets with the wish child’s family, acts as a liaison between Make-A-Wish® staff and the family, and aids in determining the most suitable wish for the child. Volunteers also help at special events such as golf tournaments and walks.

Attendance at one training session is mandatory for all interested individuals. This training will familiarize the prospective volunteer with his or her duties to Make-A-Wish and our families. To register for the upcoming training on November 2nd, or if you have any questions, please contact staff at 570.341.9474.

Make-A-Wish® Greater Pennsylvania and Southern West Virginia is a non-profit organization that grants wishes to children, aged 2 1/2 to 18, with life-threatening medical conditions. For information, call (800) 676-9474 or visit its Web site at www.wishgreaterpa.org.