More than 600 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. Volunteer opportunities vary by geographic area based on need.
You must be at least 21 years old and must reside in our territory year-round. 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. Wish Granters must complete specialized 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. An interview, references and completion of an in-depth interview is required.
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.
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.
Undergraduate and graduate student interns collaborate with non-profit professionals and senior leaders on challenging and purposeful projects in a positive team-based work environment all while helping Make-A-Wish move closer to its vision of granting the wish of every eligible child. Internships are semester-based, between 12 and 15 hours a week during a 10 to 14 week period, and are unpaid. Visit the Employment & Internships
section of our website for more information.