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Types of Volunteers

Intern – Please see our internship page for more information. 

Office Angel – Assist with miscellaneous projects at the office, including phone calls, wish research, mailings, etc. Volunteers can determine the frequency with which they serve, but they must have daytime availability during office hours: Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Special Events – Volunteers serve at events that raise funds to grant wishes. Event duties may include, but are not limited to: planning committees, registration table, answering phones, asking for donations, set-up and break-down, etc.

Fundraising – Assist development team in seeking in-kind donations, collaborate to build partnerships with local companies, solicit support of current campaigns, or plan/organize an external event to benefit Make-A-Wish. Should have the ability and motivation to ask individuals and businesses for financial support.

Translator/Interpreter – Help facilitate wish experiences for non-English-speaking families. Translators have the option of becoming trained wish-granting volunteers or they can provide short-term support on an as-needed basis.

Wish Granter – As a member of a wish team, wish granters meet with the family, help the wish child determine the wish, and act as a liaison between Make-A-Wish staff and the wish family during the wish process. Wish granters should commit to the wish throughout the process and must be a minimum of 18-years-old. Attendance at an in-depth training session is required.

Latest Status Update

  • Yay! We're happy to announce that John Cena action figure designed by 7-year-old Alex is available exclusively at Toys''R''Us stores nationwide. For every purchase of the action figure, $1 will be donated to Make-A-Wish. This Saturday, August 19, we invite you to celebrate the launch with Alex himself at Toys''R''Us Los Cerritos Center, 11340 E. South St.,Cerritos, CA 90701. Details of the event: A little about our hero: Alex is a 7-year-old brave boy diagnosed with muscular atrophy who is a big fan of WWE. He has been granted his most heartfelt wish to meet John Cena and designed his action figure at Mattel headquarters. He will be available to sign the copies of the action figure and share his experience during the event on Saturday. We are looking forward to seeing you there! *video courtesy of WWE original: #WWE #MakeAWish #JohnCena #ToysRUs

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