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Becoming a Volunteer

We are so glad you are interested in becoming a Make-A-Wish® volunteer! All volunteers are asked to meet a series of requirements before becoming an active volunteer: completing the volunteer inquiry form, attending an orientation session, completing the volunteer application, and submitting to relevant background checks.

Step 1 – Learn More & Complete the Volunteer Inquiry Form

Review the volunteer positions currently available here.

Once you know more about our roles, fill out our Volunteer Inquiry Form. We will reach out to you with more information once we have a Volunteer Orientation date for you to attend.

Step 2 – Attend a Volunteer Orientation

Attend a one-hour Volunteer Orientation Session to become familiar with our program, philosophy, needs, policies, procedures and expectations. All orientation attendees will be provided with a Volunteer Application and written information about Make-A-Wish Greater Los Angeles. Find upcoming orientation dates on our Calendar Of Events.

Step 3 – Volunteer Application

Complete and return the Volunteer Application to the chapter office. Upon receipt, we will notify you and begin to process your application which may take 2-4 weeks. Due to the nature of our work, select volunteer positions must successfully complete a criminal background check every 3 years. Make-A-Wish does not employ or utilize as a volunteer any individual who has been convicted of a crime that (a) victimizes children, (b) is sexual in nature, or (c) involves violence, fraud, or significant theft. 

Step 4 - Welcome

When all the steps have been satisfactorily completed, we will contact you to officially welcome you and to update you on next steps based on the opportunities in which you are interested. 

Note: Any volunteer interested in becoming a wish-granting volunteer will be required to attend a separate 5-hour Wish Granter Training session prior to becoming involved in wish activities. Once you complete steps 1-4, find upcoming Wish Granter Training dates on our Calendar Of Events.


Please see our Frequently Asked Questions page. If your questions aren’t answered, please reach us at or 310-788-9474.

Visit our new volunteer inquiry page to apply.

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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