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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 check.

Please note: We are very lucky to be in the position where we have a long waiting list of people interested in becoming Make-A-Wish volunteers. We are conducting Volunteer Orientations on a quarterly basis, and space is limited.

Step 1 – Learn More & Complete the Volunteer Inquiry Form  
Review the volunteer positions currently available.

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 to become familiar with our program, philosophy, needs, policies, procedures, and expectations. All attendees will be provided with a Volunteer Application and written information about Make-A-Wish Greater Los Angeles. 

Step 3 – Submit a Volunteer Application, Complete a Volunteer Interview & Criminal Background Check
Once we receive your Volunteer Application, 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 Volunteer Interview and/or a Criminal Background Check. 
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 - Get Involved & Attend Wish Granter Training 
Only after the above steps are complete will you receive an invitation to the required in-depth Wish Granter Training session, if you are interested in working directly with our kids and families.


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

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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