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Types of Volunteers

Events Volunteer

Event volunteers roll up their sleeves to do a variety of support tasks that help raise funds, create awareness about our chapter and make dreams a reality. Event volunteers lend their time to assist with local Make-A-Wish events − such as our Walk For Wishes® and local school or community outreach events.

Wish Granter

Wish Granters work in pairs to meet with our wish children and their families, and facilitate the child’s big decision of choosing his/her one true wish. They also work with staff (Wish Coordinators) in planning and executing the wishes. This specialist role varies in need by community.  A wish granter application, interview and specialized training is required.

Speaker's Bureau

Speaker’s Bureau Volunteers are volunteers who are trained to publicly speak on behalf of Make-A-Wish at various events to promote awareness of our mission, raise funds and/or recruit volunteers.

Wish Ambassador

Wish Ambassadors also speak on behalf of the chapter. They are wish kids and family members who have completed a Make-A-Wish experience and feel inspired to share their wish story with others. Wish Ambassadors work closely with our Wish Ambassador Trainers, Speaker's Bureau volunteers and staff members.

Volunteer Internships

Volunteer Internships are available for students or recent graduates interested in fulfilling college requirements and/or garnering hands-on job experience within a nonprofit agency. Interns are placed departmentally to focus their learning experience

For requirements, please refer to our Volunteer Internships page. 

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Staff Contact Info

Marissa Euperio
Volunteer Services Manager
(714) 573-9474 ext. 225

Alyssa Kozloff
Volunteer Services Coordinator
(951) 321-0179 ext. 316

Did You Know?

Support from the local community is crucial to carry out our mission.

Although Make-A-Wish is well-known throughout the world, local donations and volunteer support are crucial to our chapter’s ambitious goal of granting every eligible wish in our community.

Learn How To Help

Make-A-Wish® Orange County & the Inland Empire
3230 El Camino Real
Suite 100
Irvine, CA 92602-1389
(714) 573-9474

Make-A-Wish® Orange County & the Inland Empire, Riverside Office
1650 Spruce
Suite 100
Riverside, CA 92507
(951) 321-0179