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Volunteer with Make-A-Wish

Make-A-Wish® Northeastern & Central California and Northern Nevada is always in need of volunteers to join our mission to help grant wishes to children within our chapter.

Prospective volunteers can learn all about the opportunities and needs we face by committing to a one-hour Volunteer Orientation below under the "Orientation" section.

If you have completed your Volunteer Orientation and have not yet learned how to become a Wish Granter, and would like to sign up for a training, please scroll down to the "New Wish Granter Training" section.

If you have completed both your Volunteer Orientation and are a certified Wish Granter and would like to learn how to virtually grant wishes using Zoom, please scroll down to the "Virtual Visit Training" section.

Sign up today for one of the following dates:


For Prospective Volunteers


Fri, August 7, 2020 (1 - 2:00 PM)

Tue, August 18, 2020 (3 - 4:00 PM)

Tue, August 25, 2020 (5:30 - 6:30 PM)


Thurs, September 3, 2020 (1 - 2:00 PM)

Fri, September 11, 2020 (1 - 2:00 PM)

Tue, September 15, 2020 (5:30 - 6:30 PM)

Tue, September 29, 2020 (5:30 - 6:30 PM)


For Those Who've Completed their Orientation


Tue, August 4, 2020 (4 - 7:00 PM)

Tue, August 18, 2020 (4:30 - 7:30 PM)

Sat, August 29, 2020 (11:00 AM - 2:00 PM)


Tue, September 8, 2020 (4 - 7:00 PM)

Sat, September 19, 2020 (11:00 AM - 2:00 PM)

Wed, September 30, 2020 (4 - 7:00 PM)


For those who've completed their Orientation & Wish Granter Trainings


Fri, August 7, 2020 (11:00 AM - 12:00 PM)

Mon, August 17, 2020 (5:30 - 6:30 PM)


Thur, September 3, 2020 (3 - 4:00 PM)

Tue, September 22, 2020 (5:30 - 6:30 PM)

Thanks so much for your interest in volunteering with us! We look forward to meeting you and showing you just how rewarding our mission of granting life-changing wishes to children with critical illnesses can be!

Volunteer Roles Include:

Volunteer Roles

Wish Granter
Wish Granters work in teams of two as a liaison between a wish family and Make-A-Wish. They help determine a child’s wish and play an instrumental role in helping to turn the wish into reality. You must be at least 21 years old, complete Wish Granter training, and be able to make two or more visits to the family during the course of the wish process.

Special Events Volunteer
As a Special Events Volunteer, you will represent Make-A-Wish at fundraising events. Day-of-event activities range from live and silent auction support, raffle sales, photography and registration.

Community Ambassador
Increase awareness of the local Make-A-Wish impact by joining our Community Ambassadors and representing Make-A-Wish at a variety of outreach venues such as schools, fairs, chamber of commerce events, employer charity fairs and many others. Prior Make-A-Wish volunteer experience required.

Airport Greeter
Meet and welcome wish families at the airport, assist with baggage and rental car arrangements upon arrival, and make them feel comfortable as they begin their magical wish experience.

Office Volunteer
Periodically, we need Office Volunteers to assist of staff with administrative projects. Depending on current need, you may volunteer for a few hours one day or work with one specific employee over a period of time.

Have a specific talent that you want to share with Make-A-Wish? Contact Stacie Grimes, Sr. Volunteer Manager by emailing and share how you'd like to make an impact!

Make-A-Wish® Northeastern & Central California and Northern Nevada
2800 Club Center Drive
Sacramento, CA 95835
(916) 437-0206

Make-A-Wish® Northeastern & Central California and Northern Nevada, No. Nevada Office
1 E. Liberty Street
Suite 600
Reno, NV 89501
(775) 826-8008

Make-A-Wish® Northeastern & Central California and Northern Nevada, Central California Office
351 W. Cromwell Ave.
Suite 112-A
Fresno, CA 93711
(559) 221-9474