Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Make-A-Wish® Georgia! Our wishes, wish kids and wish families are all unique, and so are our Volunteers. All prospective Volunteers are asked to meet a series of requirements before approval.
Step 1 – Learn More & Complete the Volunteer Inquiry Form
Review the Volunteer positions currently available here. Once you are familiar with our roles, fill out our Volunteer Inquiry Form. We will contact you once we have a Volunteer Orientation date for you to attend.
Step 2 – Attend a Volunteer Information Session
Attend a one-hour Volunteer Information Session to become familiar with our program, philosophy, needs, policies, procedures and expectations. All orientation attendees will be provided with a Volunteer Application and written information about Make-A-Wish Georgia. Find upcoming orientation dates on our Calendar Of Events. Should there not be a Volunteer Information Session in your area, our Volunteer Team will set up a phone call with you to discuss volunteer roles and expectations.
Step 3 – Volunteer Application and Criminal Background Check
Complete and return the Volunteer Application to our chapter office. Upon receipt, we will notify you and begin to process your application. Due to the nature of our work, all Volunteer applicants must complete a criminal background check every three years. All information in the Volunteer Application, and any acquired through the background check, remains confidential and is used only for screening and placement purposes. Make-A-Wish Georgia does not employ or utilize any individual as a Volunteer who has been convicted of a crime that (a) victimizes children, (b) is sexual in nature, or (c) involves violence, fraud, or significant theft.
Step 4 - Training
When all the above steps have been satisfactorily completed, find and join upcoming Training dates related to your areas of interest on our Calendar Of Events. Any Volunteer interested in becoming a Wish Granting Volunteer will be required to attend a separate Wish Granter Training session. To explain our training locations, please take a look at our regional map. We divide the state of Georgia into 11 regions and base our wish needs on this map.
Please visit our Got Questions page. If your questions aren’t answered, please reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit our Volunteer Inquiry Form to apply.