More than 550 volunteers assist Make-A-Wish® Southern Florida in fulfilling our mission. Volunteers are matched to positions based on ability, interest, and position availability. Consider your skills, goals, and motivation for volunteering when deciding which position best suits your interests.
Wish Granters work in teams of two as a liaison between a wish family and Make-A-Wish. They help determine a child’s wish and play an instrumental role in helping to turn the wish into reality. You must be at least 21 years old and must reside in our territory year-round. Wish Granters must complete Wish Granter Training and continuing education courses, and be able to make 2 or more visits to the family during the course of the wish process. Average time commitment is 10-15 hours per wish over 3-6 months, but can vary with each wish.
***We are not recruiting additional Wish Granters at this time.
Special Events Volunteer
Special Event Volunteers represent Make-A-Wish at fundraising and outreach events. Event activities include, but are not limited to, registration, live and silent auction support, raffle sales, photography and spreading awareness of Make-A-Wish and our mission. Available most often on evenings and weekends, hours vary.
***Currently we are recruiting volunteers to assist with special events in Broward and Miami Dade counties.
Airport Greeters meet and welcome wish families at the airport and assist them with baggage and locating arranged transportation. Average time commitment is 2-3 hours, days and times vary.
Office Volunteers occasionally assist our staff with administrative projects. Depending on our current need, you may volunteer for a few hours one day or work with one specific employee over a period of time. Available in our Fort Lauderdale office during office hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm.