Wish Granting Volunteers Needed for Albany Area


(31.57771,-84.15244)
 

Cause Areas

When

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

Where

222 Pine AveAlbany, GA 31701


About

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 alongside Make-A-Wish staff to ensure every eligible child’s wish comes true.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:

  • Partner with one other volunteer wish granter to grant the wishes of children throughout the Statesboro area.
  • 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" party or "presentation" party 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.

For more information, visit: http://georgia.wish.org/ways-to-help/volunteering

Skills

  • Organization
  • People Skills
  • Project Management
  • Relationship Building
  • Verbal / Written Communication
  • Youth Services

Good Match For

N/A

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • 10 hours over 6-12 months
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