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Volunteer

You can help make the wishes of children in our community come true when you become a Make-A-Wish® volunteer. Our mission is possible only with the dedication of our volunteers.

Volunteers assist in various areas of Make-A-Wish® alongside staff members and other volunteers.  In return for their diligent efforts and dedication, volunteers receive valuable training, hands-on experience and the gratification of making a difference in the life of a child. 
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Becoming a Volunteer

Do you have a few hours each week? Maybe a few days each week? Then you can help bring the rejuvenation of wish experiences to kids with life-threatening medical conditions. Join a network of more than 25,000 caring people nationwide who make it possible for Make-A-Wish® kids to live their one true wish.

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Types of Volunteers

Whether you have a little or a lot of time to give, we can use your help! There are many types of volunteer roles from working directly with wish children to helping set up events.

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Volunteer Spotlight

We value each and every volunteer who gives their time to our organization, but here are a few exceptional volunteers.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Learn more about what it takes be a Make-A-Wish® volunteer.

Latest Status Update

  • "She had such a rough year with her treatments for #leukemia and working so hard to graduate high school and maintain her 4.3 GPA. She really went beyond what anyone expected of her. In addition to all this, her grandmother passed away unexpectedly 3 days after she got out of the hospital and that was devastating for all of us but especially hard on Catherine. They were best friends and Catherine really never got to talk to her about her diagnosis. Too much suffering for one young girl. 💙 Our family has had our share of challenges too. Her brother, who she is extremely close to, suffered in his own way because he felt guilty that he didn't get sick instead of her. He also had to support her from college, which was hard for him. We ran ourselves ragged trying to help her apply to college and then just getting her back and forth daily to her infusions. It was difficult and stressful. This trip was truly a blessing for our entire family. It really settled us and gave us time to remember how much we love each other and how thankful we are to be together. 🐳🌤For Catherine, this trip really signified the beginning of the next chapter of her life. From the moment we got there she wanted to do everything! She was very mindful that she had been given a gift, not only from the Make-A-Wish Los Angeles, but just the gift of life. She was not going to waste one second. " - Catherine's Mom . . 📸: Catherine, 17 (affected by cancer), has been granted her wish to swim with sharks in Mo'orea . . *Before the summer is officially over there's still time to double your donations since our board members are matching all gifts dollar for dollar. Consider giving today to double your impact and change lives of kids like Catherine. ♥️ >> la.wish.org/summer-campaign #MakeAWishLA Love What Matters #lovewhatmatters #ChildhoodCancerAwareness

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Contact Make-A-Wish Greater LA

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310-788-WISH (9474)
800-322-WISH (9474)
Fax: 310-785-9474
vasb@yn.jvfu.bet or contact a staff member directly.
MAILING ADDRESS
11390 W. Olympic Boulevard, 
Ste. 300,
Los Angeles, CA 90064

DID YOU KNOW?

Support from the local community is crucial to carry out our mission.

Although Make-A-Wish is well-known throughout the world, local donations and volunteer support are crucial to our chapter’s ambitious goal of granting every eligible wish in our community.

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helen1_thumbnail_72x72A wish granted is vital for children with life-threatening illnesses. It has the power to change lives.

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Make-A-Wish® Greater Los Angeles
11390 W. Olympic Blvd.
Suite 300
Los Angeles, CA 90064
(310) 788-9474
Toll Free Los Angeles Only (800) 322-9474