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How to Become A Volunteer

We are so glad you are interested in becoming a Make-A-Wish® volunteer! Call Make-A-Wish at 800-676-9474 to obtain a volunteer application or click here to send us your request via an online form. Anyone who wants to volunteer must complete an application and obtain a national criminal history background check. All forms are provided by Make-A-Wish Greater Pennsylvania and West Virginia.

  • All volunteers must agree to abide by the policies and procedures of Make-A-Wish Greater Pennsylvania and West Virginia.
  • All wish granting volunteers must be 21 or older.
  • All prospective volunteers must attend a one-on-one interview/orientation with the Volunteer Coordinator or a Regional Office Manager.
  • All new volunteers must attend a four-hour training class, which is held on Saturdays or in the evenings.
  • Newly-trained wish volunteers will agree to be part of a wish team and complete two to three wishes as a "trainee."
  • Wish Granting Training 201 is mandatory for all wish granting volunteers every other year following the volunteer's completion of the initial Wish Granting Training 101 session.

Christopher on his shopping spree wish with volunteers Sheila Lehner and Barb Leax.

Christopher on his shopping spree wish with volunteers Sheila Lehner and Barb Leax.

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Make-A-Wish® Greater Pennsylvania and West Virginia, Inc.
The Gulf Tower
707 Grant Street, 37th Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15219-1938
(412) 471-9474
Toll Free (800) 676-9474
Make-A-Wish® Greater Pennsylvania and West Virginia, Southern West Virginia Office
888 Oakwood Rd
Oakwood Center, Suite 330
Charleston, WV 25314
(304) 342-9474
Toll Free (800) 664-9474
Make-A-Wish® Greater Pennsylvania and West Virginia, Northern West Virginia Office
913 Canyon Road
Morgantown, WV 26508
(304) 292-5600
Toll Free (888) 808-9474
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