The Georgia chapter of Make-A-Wish is recruiting wish-granting volunteers in Columbus, GA, and the surrounding areas, to help local children with life-threatening illnesses have their wishes come true.
Since 1995, Make-A-Wish Georgia has been granting the wishes of local children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength, and joy. There are currently over 600 children in Georgia waiting for their wish to be granted, and volunteers are needed to create, design, and implement these wish experiences alongside our staff members serving as their coaches.
Make-A-Wish will be hosting a Volunteer Training in Columbus, GA, and individuals are encouraged to register as soon as possible. At the trainings, interested parties will learn about Make-A-Wish and how the organization grants wishes. Once trained, volunteers have the opportunity to make a special wish, such as a trip to Disney World, a shopping spree or an opportunity to become a police officer come true.
What: Wish Granting Volunteer training – specifically for volunteers interested in becoming Wish Granters and working directly with our children and their families.
When: Friday, October 12, 2012 from 6pm- 9pm OR
Saturday, October 13, 2012 from 9am – 12pm
Where: Hilton Garden Inn Columbus, 1500 Bradley Lake Blvd., Columbus, Georgia 31904
**Wish Granting volunteers must be 21 years of age or older and complete a background check prior to beginning volunteering.**
Register to attend: Pre-registration is REQUIRED in order to attend. You may register until 12:00 noon on Thursday, October 11, 2012 by contacting Deirdre Trevett, Volunteer Manager at email@example.com or 770.916.9474 x14.
Make-A-Wish grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. According to a 2011 U.S. study of wish impact, most health professionals surveyed believe a wish-come-true has positive impacts on the health of children. Kids say wishes give them renewed strength to fight their illness, and their parents say these experiences help strengthen the entire family. Make-A-Wish Georgia was founded in 1995, and has granted the wishes of over 5,000 children suffering from life-threatening medical conditions since its inception. To learn more please visit georgia.wish.org or follow us on social media. Facebook: MakeAWishGAAL or Twitter: @MakeAWishGA.