More than 300 volunteers throughout our chapter support our mission work in wish granting, special events, community relations, corporate fund raising, community awareness and other critical areas. Volunteers work in local communities by impacting the lives of individual Northeastern & Central California and Northern Nevada children. Experienced volunteers and professional staff provide training and support for new volunteers.
To volunteer for Make-A-Wish, please contact:
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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. Special event volunteers must be at least 16 years old.
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.You must be at least 18 years old.
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. You must be at least 18 years old and completion of an interview and background check will be required.