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At Make-A-Wish International the power of community takes center stage, with volunteers being the driving force behind our transformative mission. We believe that the magic of a wish is made possible by the hearts and hands of our dedicated volunteers, whose commitment brings joy, hope, and strength to children living with critical illnesses across the globe.

At the heart of our organization, our volunteers are the true heroes, giving their time, skills, and passion to brighten the lives of wish children and their families. Their compassion and empathy create a warm and nurturing environment, providing essential support.

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The role of a volunteer in the Make-A-Wish process

The role of a volunteer in the Make-A-Wish process is nothing short of extraordinary. As the heart and soul of our organization, volunteers are the driving force behind every wish, infusing each moment with love, compassion, and dedication. Their commitment to making wishes come true empowers wish children and their families.

Throughout the wish journey, volunteers become trusted confidants and sources of support, accompanying wish children and their families on this transformative journey. They orchestrate surprise reveal moments, organize wish-related events, and collaborate with local businesses and partners to make each wish an unforgettable and personalized experience.

The impact of a volunteer’s involvement goes far beyond the wish itself. They become beacons of hope, providing wish children with strength and courage and a newfound resilience. The connections formed between volunteers, wish children, and their families create bonds that last a lifetime, leaving a legacy of love and support that continues to shine brightly even after a wish is granted.

Impact of dedicated volunteers


The impact of dedicated volunteers at Make-A-Wish International is far-reaching. These everyday heroes form the very backbone of our organization, embodying the spirit of compassion, and commitment. Their invaluable contributions ripple through the lives of wish children and their families, leaving a lasting impression of joy, hope, and empowerment.

Beyond the impact of a wish itself, the significance of volunteers is felt in the hearts of wish children and their families, providing much-needed emotional support. Volunteers become confidants, friends, and sources of strength, standing by wish families every step of the way and igniting a sense of hope and resilience that transcends the journey.

The dedication of volunteers is not limited to wish-granting alone. They play a crucial role in raising awareness about childhood cancer and critical illnesses, becoming ambassadors of hope within their communities. Through their advocacy and outreach efforts, they inspire others to join our mission, fostering a global movement of compassion that reaches far and wide.

Why Volunteering?

Volunteering with Make-A-Wish is a calling to something greater, an opportunity to be part of a compassionate community with like-minded individuals dedicated to transforming lives. When you volunteer, you become an essential catalyst in making wishes come true, sparking joy and hope in the hearts of children living with critical illnesses. Your unique time and talents not only breathe life into wishes but instill a sense of strength and resilience that resonates far beyond the wish itself.

Make-A-Wish volunteers often find their involvement impactful and deeply meaningful, forging connections that last a lifetime and helping to inch closer to our mission of granting the wish of every eligible child.


How to Become a Make-A-Wish Volunteer

Becoming a Make-A-Wish volunteer is a path towards making tangible differences in your community. With various volunteer opportunities available, you can find the role that best aligns with your skills and passions. Whether as a wish granter, creating powerful moments for wish kids and families, a translator facilitating clear communication, or an events volunteer crafting unforgettable fundraising experiences, your contribution will be vital.

Skill-Based volunteers can even leverage professional expertise in areas like graphic design or landscaping to enhance the wish-granting process. Office volunteers play vital roles in organizational support and outreach. Discover how you can make an impact, starting today.

Join us as a volunteer and become a part of this extraordinary journey of transformation. Together, we will continue to make a difference, one wish at a time, brightening the lives of wish children and fostering a future filled with hope, strength, and endless possibilities.

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Sarah Labelle

Sarah Labelle

Sarah Labelle is Digital Fundraising Manager at Make-A-Wish International, having joined the organization in 2022 after a previous mission in humanitarian healthcare. Sarah oversees new donor acquisitions and conversions through our digital channels. Additionally, Sarah manages the e-commerce side of the website, email marketing and strives to deliver a smooth donation process for all Make-A-Wish supporters.