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Become A Volunteer

Who Can Volunteer?

To volunteer as a Wish Granting volunteer, you must be at least 21 years old. To volunteer with us in all other valuable areas such as fundraising, special events, outreach or administration, you must be 18 years of age.

How to Become a Make-A-Wish Volunteer

1. Complete the online Volunteer Application and Conflict of Interest Statement
2. View the online Volunteer Orientation
3. Participate in a volunteer phone interview
4. Complete a criminal background check
5. Sign up for a role specific training on WishNet

All information in the application, as well as anything acquired through the background check will remain confidential and will only be used for screening and placement purposes.

If you have any further questions, please call our Volunteer Resources department at 716-810-9474, ext 130.

Make-A-Wish® Metro New York and Western New York
1111 Marcus Avenue
Suite LL22
Lake Success, NY 11042
(516) 944-6212
Toll Free Emergency Only (877) 977-5688
Make-A-Wish® Metro New York and Western New York, Manhattan Office
200 Park Avenue
17th Floor
New York, NY 10166
(212) 957-9474

Make-A-Wish® Western New York
100 Sylvan Parkway
Amherst, NY 14228
(716) 810-9474
Toll Free (888) 336-9474
Make-A-Wish® Western New York, Rochester Regional Office
3025 Monroe Avenue
Suite 200
Rochester, NY 14618
(585) 272-9474
Toll Free (888) 336-9474