Volunteer Services Internship
Interns will assist the Volunteer Coordinator and Volunteer Manager with the recruitment of wish granting volunteers by coordinating logistics of trainings and play a role in the continuing education of current volunteers. They will manage the physical and electronic volunteer records to ensure compliance and database integrity, aid in data input and tracking of volunteer job assignments and follow up with wish-granting volunteers to determine if a wish interview has been set. A department intern will also help with sending wish enhancement items to volunteers to use for their upcoming wishes, help with determining areas of most need for recruiting volunteers and reach out to community groups and organizations local to those areas to recruit. Other duties will include assisting with volunteer recognition and the planning of Make-A-Wish Michigan’s Volunteer Conference.
Skills required: strong attention to detail, time management, both written and verbal communication skills, personable and friendly, excellent customer service, team-oriented, fast-learner.
Please note that you will not be meeting nor interacting with wish children or their families during your internship. Internships are for a minimum of 10 weeks at 8+ hours per week. All intern candidates MUST be using this internship directly with course credit through their College or University.
About Make-A-Wish Michigan
7600 Grand River Avenue, BRIGHTON, MI 48114, US
Make-A-Wish Michigan grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy.
Make-A-Wish Michigan began in 1984 when Joshua, and 11-year-old from Tecumseh wished to go to the Walt Disney World Resort. Fifteen courageous children experienced a joy of a wish that first year. Since thenm the Foundation and its supporters have made wishes become reality for more than 7,000 children in our Michigan community.