Wish Granter volunteers needed; volunteer to become a Wish Granter

 Training Session Now Open for Registration


Have you ever thought about the impact you could make? More than 10,000 children across Illinois have experienced the magic of a wish coming true, thanks to the hundreds of local volunteers and community supporters of the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Illinois. These children are battling life-threatening medical conditions, and are rarely given the chance to dream. In order to fully execute a wish, volunteers are needed. Make-A-Wish Illinois is hosting a free training session for wish granting volunteers in the following locations, on the following dates:


·         Blue Island (location TBA), Wednesday, October 3rd from 5 to 8:45 p.m.

·         Chicago (location TBA), Tuesday, September 25th from 6 to 8:45 p.m.

·         Berwyn (location TBA), Tuesday, October 9th from 6 to 8:45 p.m.


Wish-Granting volunteers work in teams of two to help grant the wishes of children in their community. Volunteers plan and carry out wishes from start to finish with support from the Make-A-Wish staff. Wish Granters are asked to give 10-12 hours per month to grant at least three wishes per year.  This is a fun and rewarding opportunity for adults of all ages.

To attend the training, potential volunteers must complete the volunteer application and online training in advance; therefore RSVP is required as soon as possible.  Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Reserve a spot for this session by contacting Eric Stuebs at stuebs@wishes.org or 312.602.9413. All volunteers must be over 18 and submit an application, reference and background check; and complete an online and brief in-person training to begin granting wishes. 

Make-A-Wish Illinois grants wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich their lives with hope, strength and joy. Further information on volunteering is available at wishes.org.