These positions may include interviewing wish children and their families to determine the child’s favorite wish; completing necessary paperwork; serving as a liaison between the wish family and the chapter office; making the wish special and magical for the child. This position requires a four-hour training provided by the Foundation and at least one subsequent observational wish. Wish-granting trainings are held approximately 4-5 times per year. Wish Granters must be at least 18 years old, and our preference is that you be at least 21.
Special Events/ Fundraising
These positions may include performing tasks as needed before, during and following a fundraising event. Event tasks may include: staffing a ticket booth, guest registration, setting up silent auction display tables, parking, food distribution and generating event interest. Volunteers are encouraged to serve on our event committees to ensure successful Make-A-Wish® events. Committee members assist in securing corporate sponsorships, event participation, and items for auction.
These positions come up less frequently, and may include helping the chapter office with addressing donor acknowledgements, filing, preparing mailings, marketing support, data entry, answering phones, web page design and other administrative tasks as needed.
Individuals in these positions govern the entire Foundation. Prerequisites and nominations are required for Board of Directors consideration.
At times we ask our volunteers for legal assistance, graphic design, computer support, HR, fundraising, photography, video production, public speaking or other professional services, as needed.
Habla Espanol? Our greatest, most consistent volunteer need across all 17 counties of Northern California we serve is for wish granting volunteers who speak fluent Spanish and English. If you are interested in becoming a wish-granting volunteer focused on working with Spanish-language families, please let us know!
Other areas of need in each or our five designated regions are:
PLEASE NOTE: At this time we have selective recruitment in San Francisco and San Mateo Counties. Please let us know if you would like to be added to our waiting list, which we access for event volunteer needs.
Please contact our office with any Volunteer Inquiries: