Become a Wish Granter and grant a child's one true wish
- Volunteer Opportunity posted by Make-A-Wish Metro New York
A few hours per month
Long-Term (6 months-1 year)
Wish Granters dig deep for the child’s one true wish and are essential to our commitment to bring hope, strength and joy to children battling critical illnesses. A wish is not simply a wish. In the fight against critical illness, wishes spark renewed strength and encouragement for every child and family on their journey. Our volunteers are the front line to delivering our mission.
A majority of the service is done via phone, email or text. However, to meet the child and their wish family, you will be paired up with another volunteer to meet them in their home. Currently are most pressing needs are in Brooklyn and the Bronx as there are many children living in these neighborhoods waiting for volunteers.
As a wish granting volunteer, you will be the voice of Make-A-Wish are an integral part of the wish discovery process. You will assist the Wish Granting team in determining the child’s one true wish. Whether it is to visit their favorite theme park, reach out and hug their favorite celebrity, stockpile all their toys they have ever imagined into a waiting limousine, or be a fire fighter for a day.
As a Wish Granter, you will:
· Sign up for wishes as a team – either with a partner of choice or with an assigned partner.
· Interact with the family and visit the Wish Child and help him/her discover their one true wish.
· Once the child is assigned, serve as a liaison between the Wish Family, Wish Child, and our Wish Granting Team completing deliverables during the process of completing a wish. Serve as the liaison between the family and the foundation – keep the family updated on the status of the wish, answer questions, and develop a positive rapport with the child and family.
· Complete wish paperwork and obtain necessary documentation.
· Planning and delivering “wish enhancements” – special, creative touches throughout the wish process that keep the child excited about the wish.
How To Apply
Volunteers must submit an application and view a 20 minute online orientation.