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Virtual Wish Granting Volunteer Opportunity (Bilingual & English)

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Make-A-Wish North Texas

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We depend on people like you! Do you have a few hours each week? Maybe a few days each week? Then you can help bring the rejuvenation of wish experiences to kids with critical illness. You can join a network of more than 1,000 caring people, across the 161-counties this chapter serves in Texas, who make it possible for Make-A-Wish (r) kids to live their one true wish.

Wish Granter Role -

Wish granters work with families over the course of 9-12 months volunteering about an hour a month per wish child.

Wish granters are trained individuals who meet with our children to determine their wish. These volunteers work closely with the Make-A-Wish staff to make each wish come true. Wish granters will have the opportunity to meet with wish families virtually (FaceTime, Zoom Meetings, HouseParty, Phone Calls, etc.) Wishes can be granted in just several days, or may take up to a year to complete. A specialized training program is provided before contact is made with a wish family. We are currently looking for wish granters who are fluent in both English and Spanish. We serve a large percentage of Spanish speaking with families, and with out Spanish speaking wish granters, we are not able to to quickly meet the needs of those Spanish speaking families. If you are fluent in both English and Spanish, please consider becoming a wish granter.

Don’t live in Texas? Please visit our national website at https://wish.org/ to find a local Make-A-Wish chapter near you.

Un otorgante de deseos (voluntario/Wish Granter) se reunirá con el niño y su familia para ayudar a determinar el deseo verdadero del niño mientras, al igual, planifica momentos especiales durante todo el proceso del deseo.

Los otorgantes de deseos (nosotros les llamamos: Wish Granters) trabajan en equipos de dos junto con el personal de Make-A-Wish para garantizar que los deseos de todos los niños elegibles se hagan realidad.

Tenemos una gran necesidad de Wish Granters en su área. ¡Los niños locales están esperando voluntarios para que sus deseos sean concedidos!

¿No vives en Texas? Por favor visite nuestra página web nacional https://wish.org/ para encontrar la organización local "Make-A-Wish" (Pide un deseo) cerca de usted.

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About Make-A-Wish North Texas

Location:

16803 Dallas Parkway, Ste. 100, Addison, TX 75001, US

Mission Statement

Since 1980, Make-A-Wish has been creating life-changing wish experiences for children with critical illnesses around the world. Wishes have proven physical and emotional benefits that can give children with critical illnesses a higher chance of survival. When a wish is granted, a child replaces fear with confidence, sadness with joy and anxiety with hope. Wishes even reunite families and enrich entire communities. Every eligible child needs a wish to count on!

Description

Wishes are more than just a nice thing! A wish experience can be a game-changer for a child with a critical illness.

This one belief guides us in everything we do at Make-A-Wish (r). It inspires us to grant wishes that change the lives of the kids we serve. It compels us to be creative in exceeding the expectations of every wish kid. It drives us to make our donated resources go as far as possible.

Most of all, it's the founding principle of our vision to grant the wish of every eligible child.

Wishes are more than just a nice thing. And they are far more than gifts, or singular events in time. Wishes impact everyone involved - wish kids, volunteers, donors, sponsors, medical professionals and communities. The impact varies. For wish kids, just the act of making their wish come true can give them the courage to comply with their medical treatments. Parents might finally feel like they can be optimistic. And still others might realize all they have to offer the world through volunteer work or philanthropy.

Whatever the odds, whatever the obstacles ... wishes find a way to make the world better.

Children & Youth
Community
Health & Medicine

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 8-10 hours over the 9-12 months per wish child

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