Make-A-Wish Wish Finance Assistant


Cause Areas


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


1333 BroadwaySte 200Oakland, CA 94612


At Make-A-Wish, we grant wishes for children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength, and joy. The Greater Bay Area Chapter is headquartered in San Francisco, and covers 17 counties of Northern California, granting close to 400 wishes per year. The Program Department is looking for a volunteer to assist with wish accounting.

We are looking for a volunteer who can help 4 hours per week, on a regular, weekly basis. The shift must be done during our office hours - 9am-5pm M-F. We can mutually decide what shift works with your schedule (e.g. Tuesday 1-5pm, Wednesday, 9am-1pm). 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 San Francisco.

Duties include:

  • Reconciling wish budget (cost sheets) with financial records.
  • Working with program staff to resolve discrepancies between wish budget and financial reports.
  • Interacting with accounting department to identify discrepancies and communicate issues with appropriate Program Team member.
  • Monitoring financial reports to ensure that wishes are closed in a timely manner.
  • Processing wish in-kind donations including entry in Batch.

The volunteer should be an organized, administrative volunteer with an attention to detail and accounting or finance experience. The volunteer must possess excellent communication skills and be flexible as we introduce this new role within our team. Experience with data entry and Microsoft Excel required. Experience with Raiser’s Edge, and data collection and analysis strongly preferred. The Wish Finance Assistant must be at least 18 years old.

If you are interested in this position, please email our Volunteer Manager at to express interest, and include a resume.


  • Budgeting
  • Reporting & Dashboards
  • Accounting
  • Bookkeeping

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • 4 hours per week, minimum six-month commitment

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