FROM STAFF REPORTS
March 20, 2013
Make-A-Wish® is looking for kindhearted individuals to step forward and volunteer their time and friendship in order to assist with wish fulfillment. To become a wish volunteer, individuals must be at least 21 years of age, pass a criminal background check, complete an orientation and attend a training session.
As members of “wish teams,” volunteers are an important component of fulfilling wishes. Working together, the “wish team” meets with the wish child’s family, acts as a liaison between Make-A-Wish® staff and the family, and aids in determining the most suitable wish for the child.
Volunteers also help at special events such as golf tournaments and walks. They have the opportunity to help implement fundraising programs at schools and in work places with the guidance of the Make-A-Wish staff.
Attendance at one four-hour training session is mandatory for all interested individuals. This training will familiarize the prospective volunteer with his or her duties to Make-A-Wish and our families. If interested, please call the Make-A-Wish office at 304.342.9474.
Make-A-Wish® Southern West Virginia is a non-profit organization that grants wishes to children, aged 2 ½ to 18, with life-threatening medical conditions. For more information, please call Make-A-Wish at (304) 342.WISH or visit its Web site at www.wishsouthwv.org