CHICAGO, IL â€“ More than 12,000 children across Illinois have experienced the magic of a wish coming true, thanks to the hundreds of community supporters of Make-A-Wish Illinois. Volunteers in your community are needed to help grant wishes for local children with life-threatening medical conditions.
Make-A-Wish Illinois is hosting several free training sessions for wish-granting volunteers in the coming weeks. Wish-Granting volunteers work in teams of two to 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.
Scheduled Wish Granter Training Sessions
Monday, October 13th from 6 to 8:45 p.m. in Oak Lawn
Wednesday, October 15th fromÂ 6 to 8:45 p.m. in Chicago
Tuesday, October 28th from 6 to 8:45 p.m. in Chicago
To attend the training, potential volunteers must complete the volunteer application and online training in advance; therefore RSVP is required at least ten days in advance. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Reserve a spot by contacting Tonisha Daniel at firstname.lastname@example.org or 312.602.9413. All volunteers must be over 21 and submit an application, reference and background check; complete an online and brief in-person training to begin granting wishes.
Make-A-WishÂ® Illinois grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich their lives with hope, strength and joy. Since being founded locally in 1985, the chapter has granted more than 12,000 wishes and continues its mission toÂ share the power of a wishÂ® with special children across the state with help from dedicated volunteers and generous community members.
For more information, visit illinois.wish.org.