Wish-Granting Volunteer (Statewide Opportunity)

  • Brighton, MI, US

All volunteers must complete a volunteer application, phone interview, and background check prior to attending an orientation or wish-granting training.

If you are interested in learning more please visit our website at www.michigan.wish.org/volunteer and download a volunteer application to get you started.

Summary:

Make-A-Wish Michigan is currently recruiting wish-granting volunteers statewide! Wish-granting volunteers meet with the child and his/her family to help determine the child's most heartfelt wish while planning special enhancements throughout the wish process. Wish-granting volunteers work in teams of two alongside Make-A-Wish staff to ensure every eligible child's wish comes true. You must be at least 21 years old to participate in this opportunity.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:

  • Partner with one other volunteer wish granter to grant the wishes of children throughout the state of Michigan.
  • Visit the wish child, with the goal of discerning his/her one true wish, while gaining an understanding of the reason behind the child's most heartfelt wish.
  • Complete and submit wish paperwork in a timely manner according to chapter guidelines.
  • Create a magical wish experience for the wish child by planning and delivering "wish enhancements" – special, creative touches that keep the child excited about the wish throughout the process.
  • Solicit in-kind donations, ensuring Make-A-Wish resources are used wisely.
  • Plan "send off" gathering, "welcome home" or "presentation" gathering for each wish, as appropriate.
  • Develop a positive rapport with the wish child and family by serving as a liaison between chapter staff and the wish family, ensuring the family is updated on the status of the wish throughout the wish process.
  • Act as a reliable, communicative, and productive member of the "wish team" by working closely with a volunteer partner and Make-A-Wish staff to create the best possible wish experience for the child.
    • Other duties may be assigned as deemed appropriate.

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  • This volunteer opportunity can be performed from a remote location.

  • 7600 Grand River Avenue
    Suite 175
    Brighton, MI, US 48114
    See Map
  • Duration:

    3 months or longer
  • Time commitment:

    Occasional (weekly or monthly)
  • Times of day:

    Mornings Afternoons Evenings
  • Days of week:

    Weekdays Weekends
  • Schedule:

    Flexible schedule
  • Extra details:

    Training provided
  • Appropriate for:

    Groups

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