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Types of Volunteers

Volunteers help grant wishes in many ways and are matched to positions based on ability, interest, and position availability. Please consider your skills, goals, and motivation for volunteering when deciding which of these positions best suits your interests.

Please click here to fill out a volunteer application form and check which types of volunteering would interest you.

Wish Fulfillment Volunteers

As a member of a wish team, wish granters meet with the family, help the wish child determine the wish and act as a liaison between Make-A-Wish® staff and the wish family during the wish process. Wish granters must be a minimum of 21 years old. Attendance at an in- depth training session is required.

Wish fulfillment volunteers are currently needed in the following counties. Volunteer training classes are held every spring and fall. We are in special need of volunteers who can speak both English and Spanish.

Headquarters - Pittsburgh, PA - Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Cambria, Fayette, Greene, Lawrence, Somerset, Washington, Westmoreland
Charleston, WV Regional Office
- Boone, Calhoun, Clay, Greenbrier, Lincoln, Logan, Mason, McDowell, Mingo, Monroe,Nicholas,  Raleigh, Roane, Wirt
Erie, PA Regional Office
- Clarion, Crawford, Forest, Mercer, Venango, Warren
Morgantown, WV Regional Office
Brooke, Grant, Hampshire, Hancock, Hardy, Lewis, Mineral, Pleasants, Randolph, Tucker, Upshur, Wood.
Pottsville, PA Regional Office
- Berks, Carbon, Columbia, Juniata, Lehigh, Mifflin, Montour, Northampton, Northumberland, Schuylkill, Snyder, Union
Punxsutawney, PA Regional Office
- Blair, Cameron, Centre, Clearfield, Clinton, Elk, Huntingdon, Indiana, Jefferson, McKean, Potter
Scranton, PA Regional Office
- Bradford, Lycoming, Pike, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Tioga, Wayne, Wyoming
York , PA Regional Office
- Adams, Bedford, Franklin, Fulton

Wish kid Krista on her shopping spree with her volunteers.

Wish kid Krista on her shopping spree with her volunteers.

Fundraising Volunteers

Assist our Development team by working or attending fundraising events to provide support or to accept donations on behalf of Make-A-Wish.

Special Events Volunteers

Assist the office by attending an event to provide support and staff. Examples: Parties hosted by Make-A-Wish for our wish kids.

Office Volunteers

Assist with miscellaneous projects at the office, including phone help, mailings, assembly of projects, administrative support. (limited opportunities available)

Airport Greeters

Meet wish families at the airport to assist them in checking their baggage and boarding their plane.


Help facilitate wish experiences for non-English-speaking families. Translators have the option of becoming fully-trained wish granting volunteers, or they can provide short-term support on an as-needed basis.

Speaker's Bureau Volunteers

A speaker's bureau Volunteer will present key information and share stories regarding Make-A-Wish to community organizations, corporations, schools, and internal or external events. Through these efforts the volunteer will aim to increase the audience's awareness and support for Make-A-Wish. 
(This volunteer opportunity is limited and extended to volunteers later in their tenure with Make-A-Wish.)

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