Our volunteers know there is nothing more rewarding than helping make a child's most cherished dream a reality. Meet some of the people making wishes come true.
As a parent, Amanda sees the importance of volunteerism, and sharing her experiences working with wish kids with her own daughter, Zoe.
In the past three years, Make-A-Wish volunteer Lynette has fallen in love five times. First it was Anna, then Tylynn, then Yana, then Jamie and finally Blake.
Christina was inspired to become a wish-granting volunteer after a friend's daughter was diagnosed with cancer.
Wish-granting volunteer Nancy Foster Mills finds inspiration in each child she helps grant a wish for, and calls them her "heroes."
When wish families arrive at the airport in the middle of the night, Aaren is always there to welcome them and to make the wish experience extra special.
Alyssa knows what it means to receive a wish. In 2005 she was diagnosed with Gardner syndrome, a rare genetic condition that still requires close monitoring today.
Wishes transcend cultures and languages. Read how volunteering with Make-A-Wish enriches bilingual volunteer Esteban’s life.
“Give back, however small your contribution is.” This advice from Make-A-Wish® Alaska and Washington volunteer Grace Waweru is something she puts into practice every day.
Keely continued her family's involvement with Make-A-Wish by interning in our Anchorage office.
Volunteering for Make-A-Wish has literally changed Peter Geoghegan’s life.
Seven years and more than 50 wishes later, wish granting never gets old for volunteer Sheri Harvey.
For Valeria Gonzalez, volunteering is an integral part of her life. After working with children in rural communities in her native Mexico, Valeria sought similar work when she moved to the U.S.
Elementary school Speech-Language Pathologist Kelly Harvill shares what led her to commit more than 17 years volunteering for our organization.
Last year, Kalyn made a resolution to volunteer with Make-A-Wish. Find out how it's changed her life.
"A wish is a plan for the future." And that's what Dorothy Laiti likes best about being a wish-granting volunteer for Make-A-Wish Alaska and Washington.
Wish-granting volunteer Paul provides life-changing wishes to kids like Parker. Watch the video to see how wishes like Parker’s have ended up changing Paul’s life, too.
After facing her own chronic illness as a child, Laura Shaw knew she wanted to bring joy to other kids with life-threatening medical conditions.
Ready to become a Make-A-Wish volunteer? Get started today!
For questions or additional information about our Volunteer program, please contact:
April 07, 2017
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Work directly with wish children to grant their wishes. We are especially in need of volunteers in Anchorage, Longview, Olympia, Spokane, Tacoma, Tri-Cities, Wenatchee and Yakima.
Read wonderful wish stories and learn more about local activities and accomplishments happening right here in Alaska and Washington.