Dylan knows a lot about being busy. By day, he is a junior at Gonzaga University majoring in Public Relations and Communications. By night, he is a custodian at Gonzaga and works from 3 a.m. to 12 noon.
When Dylan gets off work, he attends classes before finally landing home to study and spend time with his family.
Somehow, amidst his crazy schedule, Dylan is a wish-granting volunteer at Make-A-Wish Alaska and Washington.
Why would Dylan add another task to his long to do list?
“A little bit of my time goes a long way and can make a huge difference in the life of a wish child,” said Dylan. “And, it helps me in life. Wish kids have an amazing strength and they inspire me.”
Dylan finds it rewarding to plan a special send-off for a wish kid—or stay up an extra hour to write a card and deliver a gift to a wish kid after they’ve endured a particularly rough week of treatment.
Dylan also thinks it’s important as a young professional to give back to the community.
“Volunteering at Make-A-Wish helps me get the experience of being out in the world, talking to families and developing people skills.”
After he graduates from Gonzaga University, Dylan hopes to work for a non-profit and continue to give back to the community.
For now, you can find him hard at work as a student, employee, family guy and inspiring Make-A-Wish volunteer!
Do you want to get involved with the community and build professional skills like Dylan? Right now we need volunteers in Alaska and Eastern Washington. Become a volunteer today.