If you love making children smile, this is the role for you! We need wish-granting volunteers to meet with wish kids to determine their one true wish. Wish granters are assigned in teams of two to meet the children and their families. We have a long list of children waiting and we need more volunteers.
If you love meeting new people and public speaking, this is the volunteer role for you! You can help make wishes come true by introducing the public to Make-A-Wish and the work that we do. Whether it’s a ten minute talk to a local club, a check presentation to a group of school children, or manning a table at a workplace-giving fair; you can be the face and voice of Make-A-Wish.
Special Events Volunteer
Special events volunteers support signature Make-A-Wish fundraising events including annual galas, Walk For Wishes, Toast To Wishes, Radiothon, golf tournaments, etc. Volunteering at a special event provides an inside look into the fundraising side of the foundation. Volunteers typically need evening or weekend availability for this role.
Medical Outreach Volunteer
If you enjoy teaching and are familiar with medical terminology, then the medical outreach volunteer role might be right for you! Medical outreach volunteers explain medical eligibility requirements, increase referrals, and educate on the misconceptions of Make-A-Wish to the medical community.
Periodically, we are in need of volunteers who are able to assist with office duties, administrative tasks and special projects in our Lake Success office.
Wish Assist Phone Greeter or Guide
Hundreds of children from all over the world come to New York each year to have their heartfelt wish granted and you can become part of their wish experience. As a Wish Assist Phone Greeter, you will be the friendly voice for children and their families visiting the Big Apple. Volunteers introduce our wish families to New York by making a few phone calls to check in, reviewing itineraries, and answering any questions the family may have about their visit. As a Wish Assist Guide, you will accompany the children and their families on the wish experience.
Translators will assist in communicating with our wish families who speak a language other than English.
Recruiters support Make-A-Wish staff in executing volunteer engagement and recruitment campaigns and conducting community outreach efforts at career fairs, professional/civic events, conferences and volunteer fairs.