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.
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.