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Volunteer Roles

Your skills, time or money can transform the life of a child with a critical illness. We need volunteers throughout Alaska and Washington, but in particular in these areas:


  • Spokane
  • Yakima
  • Walla Walla
  • Tri-Cities
  • Longview
  • Tacoma


  • Anchorage
  • Fairbanks

Wish kids are waiting longer for their wishes because we don't have enough volunteers. Will you help?

Wish-Granting Volunteers

The wish-granting process begins by interviewing each child to determine the wish, then making it come true.

Volunteers work in teams of two to help plan and fulfill each wish. This volunteer position is best suited for those over the age of 21 with creative energy, entrepreneurial enthusiasm and the ability to give freely of their time.

Requirements: Completion of "Wish Granting 101" Orientation, volunteer application, background check, phone interview and completion of a wish-granter training session

Events Volunteers

Wishes are not possible without the support of the community!

Volunteers provide the people-power to help plan, set-up and staff fundraising events from golf tournaments to galas. This volunteer role is best suited for people with creative determination, a passion for people and a commitment to getting the job done.

Requirements: This opportunity is available in Western Washington only. Completion of volunteer application

Wish Ambassadors

Help increase Make-A-Wish Alaska and Washington's visibility within the community by representing the organization at speaking engagements, check presentations and other events.

We provide the information while these volunteers provide the passion to tell our story. This volunteer position is best suited for individuals over the age of 21 with flexible schedules and a knack for public speaking, and who have Make-A-Wish experience.

Ribbons & Bows

Ribbons & Bows volunteers make a meaningful difference in the lives of wish children by providing the finishing touches on a wish, like a goody bag for a wish child to enjoy on an airplane or accessories for a bedroom redecoration.

Volunteers purchase items from a personalized gift list for a wish child, and return the gifts to any of our office locations. Ribbons & Bows donations range from $50 - $500 and are tax deductible. This volunteer role is best suited for workplaces and groups to help with wishes, or for individuals looking for a flexible time and financial commitment. 

Airport Greets

Help to begin or complete a child's wish!

Volunteers go to the airport to send wish kids off on their trips, welcome them home, or welcome them to town from somewhere else for their wish. This is a great opportunity for all adults as well as school-aged children. We are especially in need of airport greeters in Anchorage, Fairbanks and Seattle.


Gain insight into the real world with practical hands-on experience in the world of nonprofits.

Internships are available in special events, communications, marketing, graphic design, accounting, development and the wish department.

For more information about our Internship program and how to apply, please visit the Employment & Internships section of our website.


About our Volunteer Program

For questions or additional information about our Volunteer program, please contact:

Shelby Slaughter
Volunteer Coordinator


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Make-A-Wish® Alaska & Washington
811 1st Ave #620
Seattle, WA 98104
(206) 623-5300
Toll Free (800) 304-9474
Make-A-Wish® Alaska & Washington, Eastern Washington Office
104 S Freya St
Yellow Flag Bldg #207
Spokane, WA 99202
(509) 458-2618
Toll Free (888) 790-7005
Make-A-Wish® Alaska & Washington, Alaska Office
430 W 7th Ave #110
Anchorage, AK 99501
(907) 258-9474
Toll Free (844) 510-9474