Make-A-Wish (r) grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. A Wish Granter will meet with the child and his/her family to help determine the child’s most heartfelt wish while planning special enhancements throughout the wish process. Wish Granters work in teams of two or three alongside Make-A-Wish staff to ensure every eligible child’s wish comes true.
Thank you for your interest in volunteering for the Make-A-Wish(r) Wisconsin!
These are the steps to becoming a Make-A-Wish volunteer:
1. Attend a New Volunteer Orientation and Wish Granter Training
2. Complete an application, three reference questionnaires and our Conflict of Interest & Ethics Statement
You will receive these materials after the orientation. Make-A-Wish policy does require that all paperwork must be returned within 90 days.
3. Phone Interview
Once all paperwork is returned all volunteers will do a short phone interview with the Volunteer Coordinator to determine if the opportunities available will be a good fit for your needs and vice versa.
4. Complete a background check
Background checks are required for all volunteers; possible criminal background can prohibit people from being approved as a volunteer.
5. Start volunteering
Once all the above steps are completed, the volunteer will be approved and able to participate in volunteer opportunities. Information about volunteer opportunities will be provided by email.
Volunteers interested in becoming wish granters must attend additional training. Wish granters act as liaisons between the Make-A-Wish office and the wish family. We will be having a Wish Granter Training immediately following the New Volunteer Orientation the day of the training. You are able to attend both this same day.
If you have any additional questions in the meantime please feel free to contact Jenni Parulski at (262) 781-4445 x113 or 1-800-236-WISH. Again, thank you very much for you interest in volunteering for Make-A-Wish!
- People Skills
- Relationship Building
- Verbal / Written Communication
- Critical Thinking
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Driver's License Needed
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training