Make A Wish Seeking Volunteers

You Can Be Part Of The “Wish Team”

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 and attend a one-time, in-person training session. The next training is taking place on Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017, at 5:30 p.m., in the regional Make-A-Wish office, located at 1031 Quarrier Street, Suite 401, in Charleston, according to this news release.

As members of “wish teams,” volunteers are an important component of fulfilling wishes. Working together, the “wish team” is assigned to a child in their area, meets one-on-one with the family and aids in determining the most suitable wish for the child. From time to time, volunteers may also be asked to represent the organization at outreach events, fundraisers and check presentations.

Those interested should call our office as soon as possible to complete the volunteer application process in order to enroll and guarantee a spot at the mandatory training on October 3rd.

For those who are interested in becoming a volunteer but cannot make this training session, please still contact us. Make-A-Wish is always accepting applications and on-boarding prospective volunteers in preparation for future training sessions held in the spring and fall of each year.

For more information and to begin the Make-A-Wish application process, please contact Jo Beth Smith at 304-342-9474 or

Make-A-Wish® Greater Pennsylvania and West Virginia is a non-profit organization that grants wishes to children, aged 2 ½ to 18, with life-threatening medical conditions. Currently, the local chapter is one of the most active in the country, having fulfilled more than 18,000 wishes. For more information, please telephonel Make-A-Wish at 800-664-9474 or visit its Web site at

*If distance is deterring attendance, please know that it will not be expected for volunteers to make this trip frequently. Rather, volunteers will be assigned to wishes in their local area. This training is vital to becoming a part of a “wish team.”