There is a minimum age of 18 for all volunteer opportunities listed below. If you are under the age of 18 and looking to make a difference for children battling life-threatening medical conditions, learn more about our youth philanthropy program, Kids for Wish Kids!
Fundraising: Volunteers may work on event committees, take on leadership roles, or help out on event day. Whatever the role, you determine your own level of involvement, allowing for great flexibility.
Best suits volunteers who are detail oriented, have creative determination, a passion for people, & a commitment to getting the job done.
Office Support: Periodically, we are in need of volunteers that are able to assist with administrative tasks and projects. Interested individuals would need to come into the office to meet with the team and discuss a potential role and a weekly or monthly schedule.
Best suits individuals who are looking for an office environment and a regular schedule each week.
Events: Make-A-Wish Connecticut is involved in over 70 community events throughout the year that raise money to support wishes. Events include golf tournaments, a fashion show, a truck convoy and much more! By becoming an official volunteer you be added to our monthly Volunteer Newsletter List and you'll get the flexibility to select which events are of interest to you throughout the year.
This volunteer opportunity is a great option if you are uncertain about your availability throughout the year. It allows you choose your level of involvement.
Translators & Bilingual Volunteers: Bilingual volunteers are always important additions to our volunteer base. Spanish-speaking volunteers can be particularly helpful. Interested individuals would work directly with the Wish Children & their families as Wish Granters or to assist others, strictly as a translator with Spanish speaking families, your assistance would be greatly appreciated!
Wish Granting: Volunteers work directly with wish children & their families to determine their one true wish and follow them through the process of that wish getting granted. Their role is to act as a liaison between the wish families and our office staff.
We are in need of Wish Granting volunteers in the following counties: Hartford, Litchfield and Windham.
- Working in teams of two, Wish Granters meet with a Wish Child to discover, plan & fulfill a wish.
- Using resources wisely, they seek donated goods & services, whenever possible.
- Wish Granters commit their time to make each wish as unique as each child, and to creating a lasting, memorable experience for the Wish Child and his or her family.
- This position requires excellent people skills, sensitivity, dependability and flexibility.
- Best suits volunteers with creative energy, entrepreneurial enthusiasm & the ability to give freely of their time.
- Wish Granters must participate in an interview, online courses, in-person training and a yearly workshop.
This volunteer opportunity is our highest commitment level. On average, a wish can take up to a year to grant.