Make-A-Wish® Alaska and Washington
Partner with another volunteer and program staff to identify and plan our kids’ most heartfelt wishes. Join a caring community of volunteers who transform lives. Together, we grant countless life-changing wishes for children living with critical illnesses.
- Work with a volunteer partner and wish department staff to identify and plan children’s most heartfelt wishes.
- Meet with wish children and families at least two times per wish.
- Complete a minimum of two wishes per year.
- Seek donated goods and services for wishes whenever feasible.
- Be a positive brand ambassador for the organization wherever and whenever you can. Educate people about Make-A-Wish to help attract more support. That support will lead to granting more wishes!
- 21 years or older.
- Complete the application and trainings.
- Pass a national criminal background check.
- Meet wish children and families virtually or in person.
- Possess strong communication and teamwork skills.
- Facilitate impactful wishes for children who qualify for our program.
- The time involved with granting a wish is variable, depending upon the wish and the child/family situation. Most of the volunteer time is flexible and arranged based on the volunteer team and the family’s schedules.
- The average length it takes for us to complete a wish is 6 months. We can complete a wish very quickly if needed and sometimes we have wishes that take years to complete. Factors involved in how long a wish takes to complete are: the health of the child, the type of wish (celebrity wishes can take longer), the schedule of the family.
At Make-A-Wish Alaska and Washington, we value everyone. We believe that people of any race, color, ethnicity, age, sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, neurodiversity, physical and mental health or ability, nationality, faith, religion, socioeconomic status, political ideology, cultural background, military status or any other aspect that makes them unique are welcome and important. Together, we are building a community that fosters inclusion and values diversity, so we can equitably grant the wish of every eligible child.
At Make-A-Wish Alaska and Washington, we strive to communicate openly and honestly while speaking our truth. We encourage all to do the same, and we acknowledge that these conversations can be difficult and uncomfortable. All viewpoints are welcome unless they spread misinformation or diminish or dehumanize others. Our commitment to this work enriches our organization and makes us all stronger together.
Please visit https://wish.org/akwa for more information about Make-A-Wish Alaska & Washington.
Thank you for your interest and support in wish granting. We can’t do this important work without you!