Make-A-Wish Volunteer Appreciation Assistant

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At Make-A-Wish, we grant wishes for kids with life-threatening medical conditions. Volunteers are the driving force of Make-A-Wish, out in the community, meeting with wish families, presenting the wishes, and raising awareness and funds to grant the wishes. The Volunteer Services Department is looking for a volunteer to assist with recognizing and appreciating the volunteer base.

We are looking for a volunteer who can help 3-4 hours per week, on a regular, weekly basis. The shift must be done during our office hours - 9am-5pm, on either a Tuesday or Wednesday. We can mutually decide what shift time works with your schedule (e.g. Tuesday 9am-1pm, Wednesday, 1pm-5pm, or whatever works best with your schedule). We also require that the volunteer be willing to agree to a minimum six-month commitment. All the office work will be done at the Make-A-Wish office in downtown Oakland. We are right above the 12th Street BART Station, so we're easy to reach!

Duties include:

  • Forwarding photos, wish art, and words of the wish family to volunteers
  • Sending birthday cards to volunteers
  • Tracking volunteers who are reaching milestones of service (5 years, 10 years, etc.) and acknowledging those milestones
  • Posting volunteer highlights on the volunteer Facebook group
  • Mailing t-shirts, hats, and prizes to volunteers

Required skills and experience:

  • Creative skills to make thank you and birthday cards look special
  • Experience with Facebook (must have your own Facebook account)

The Volunteer Appreciation Assistant must be at least 18 years old. If you are interested in this position, please email our Volunteer Manager at volunteer [at] sfwish [dot] org to express interest, and include a resume.

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About Make-A-Wish


1333 Broadway Ste 200, Oakland, CA 94612, US

Mission Statement

Together, we create life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses.


Make-A-Wish is a charitable non-profit organization whose purpose is to fulfill wishes for children with critical illnesses. Proceeds from the Make-A-Wish fundraising efforts are used to fulfill children's dreams and create special memories for the entire family.


Children & Youth
Health & Medicine
People with Disabilities
Children & Youth, Health & Medicine, People with Disabilities


We'll work with your schedule.


1333 Broadway StOakland, CA 94612




  • People 55+


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • 3 or 4 hs/week - 6 Month commitment
  • Social Media, Creative Skills, Minor photo editing.

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