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Become A Volunteer

Volunteer Application

Volunteering is a great way to help. We invite you to share the power of a wish® whether you can give a few hours each month or a few days each year.

To date, Make-A-Wish® Metro New York and Western New York has granted over 13,000 wishes for children with life-threatening medical conditions, living throughout the Metro New York and Western New York Area. Without the help of volunteers, like you, none of this would be possible. To carry out our mission, we depend on the help of more than 1,400 volunteers throughout the 23 New York counties we serve.

Take the first step! 

In order to provide our Wish Children and their families with the best experience possible, all potential volunteers must:

1. Be at least 18 years old
2. View a Volunteer Information Session, which can be accessed here
3. Complete a Volunteer Application
4. Complete Make-A-Wish University Volunteer Onboarding
5. Complete a criminal background
6. Attend Specialized Volunteer Role Training

(All information in the application, as well as any acquired through the background investigation, will remain confidential and be used for screening and placement purposes only.) 


Make-A-Wish® Metro New York and Western New York
1111 Marcus Avenue
Suite LL22
Lake Success, NY 11042
(516) 944-6212
Toll Free Emergency Only (877) 977-5688
Make-A-Wish® Metro New York and Western New York, Manhattan Office
200 Park Avenue
17th Floor
New York, NY 10166
(212) 957-9474

Make-A-Wish® Western New York
4600 Main Street
Suite 101
Snyder, NY 14226
(716) 810-9474
Toll Free (888) 336-9474
Make-A-Wish® Western New York, Rochester Regional Office
3025 Monroe Avenue
Suite 200
Rochester, NY 14618
(585) 272-9474
Toll Free (888) 336-9474