Wish-Granting Volunteer


Cause Areas


It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


7600 Grand River Rd.Brighton, MI 48114


Make-A-Wish Michigan is currently recruiting wish-granting volunteers statewide!

Wish-granting volunteers 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-granting volunteers work in teams of two alongside Make-A-Wish staff to ensure every eligible child’s wish comes true. You must be at least 21 years old to participate in this opportunity.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:

  • Partner with one other volunteer wish granter to grant the wishes of children throughout the state of Michigan.
  • Visit the wish child, with the goal of discerning his/her one true wish, while gaining an understanding of the reason behind the child’s most heartfelt wish.
  • Complete and submit wish paperwork in a timely manner according to chapter guidelines.
  • Create a magical wish experience for the wish child by planning and delivering "wish enhancements" - special, creative touches that keep the child excited about the wish throughout the process.
  • Solicit in-kind donations, ensuring Make-A-Wish resources are used wisely.
  • Plan "send off" gathering, "welcome home" or "presentation" gathering for each wish, as appropriate.
  • Develop a positive rapport with the wish child and family by serving as a liaison between chapter staff and the wish family, ensuring the family is updated on the status of the wish throughout the wish process.
  • Act as a reliable, communicative, and productive member of the "wish team" by working closely with a volunteer partner and Make-A-Wish staff to create the best possible wish experience for the child.
    • Other duties may be assigned as deemed appropriate.


  • Child Development
  • Child Care
  • Youth Services
  • Family Therapy
  • Community Outreach
  • People Skills

Good Match For

Kids People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • One-year commitment required
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