Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Make-A-Wish® BC & Yukon. Volunteers help grant wishes in many ways and are matched to positions based on ability, interest, and position availability. Our local BC office has a small number of paid staff and relies on volunteers to help with fundraising events, speaking engagements, resource development and the granting of wishes.
Volunteering with our chapter is very ad hoc. There are no positions that require a weekly or regular time commitment.
At this time we have a full roster of volunteers in Vancouver. If you live in the Fraser Valley or in Northern BC please let us know. In the meantime, please see some ideas below that may be of interest to you:
- We are always looking for people who are willing to help us raise funds either by organizing a fundraiser among friends or connecting us with workplace giving programs. See our ‘giving programs’ for more ideas.
- If you have school age children, taking part in our Kids for Wish Kids® and Kids Change programs is a great way to support the work we do.
- Please let us know if you’d like to be on our mailing list so that you can hear about upcoming wishes, stories and events benefiting Make-A-Wish
- We also need people to help get the word out about the work we do. Please follow us on Twitter and Facebook! Our Twitter handle is MakeAWishBCYK and our Facebook page is Make-A-Wish BC & Yukon
Basic Requirements: Volunteers working on events or with children must complete a criminal record check. You must be over 19 to help with events and over 21 to grant wishes. If you are younger and want to help please see our Kids for Wish Kids Program.
For more information about volunteering, please email Brooke McAllister or call toll-free 1-866-277-9474.