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Volunteer Roles

Volunteer Roles

"You make a living by what you get. You make a life by what you give."
- Winston Churchill


Check out what you can do:

Become a Wish Granter: Wish Granters work directly with the children and their families to determine the child’s one true wish and then play an instrumental role in helping to plan, create, and fulfill the child’s wish. These specifically trained volunteers make the wish an unforgettable experience through their attention to detail and imagination. Wish Granters volunteer their time around their own schedule. You must be at least 21 years old.

Help plan a Signature Event: Committee volunteers work together to ensure that our Annual Signature Events are successful. Committee members collaborate on all details of the event from concept creation to planning and execution. Signature Events contribute remarkably to our Chapter’s ability to continue granting magical wishes. Help support the Foundation in a fun and rewarding way by becoming a member of a Signature Event Committee! List of Signature Events provided upon request. You must be at least 16 years old.

Enlist in our Speaker’s Bureau: Increase awareness of the Make-A-Wish Foundation and our Volunteer and Fundraising Programs by speaking from your own personal experience at local schools, chamber meetings, and interest groups. Prior Make-A-Wish® volunteer experience required.

Assist at an Event: Our chapter is involved in a variety of community events throughout the year that raise money to support wishes. Events include golf tournaments, fashion shows, walks, and much more! Join our Volunteer E-mail List and you’ll get the flexibility to select which events are of interest to you. Day-of-the-event activities range from live & silent auction support to helping with registration. You must be at least 16 years old.

Get involved with Kids for Wish Kids: This program is geared towards students (elementary through graduate students) looking for community service/involvement with the primary focus of raising funds to make more special wishes come true! Fundraising activities are endless - (bake sales, talents shows, school dances, etc.) students are encouraged to be as creative as possible! Parents and teachers may serve as advisors for these programs.

Volunteer as an Airport Greeter: Welcome Wish Families from around the world to the Mississippi area. Meet and welcome families at the local international airport and make them feel comfortable when arriving for their magical wish experience. You must be at least 18 years old.

Provide Office Support: Periodically, we are in need of volunteers that are able to assist with office duties, administrative tasks, and special projects. Depending on current need, set up a steady schedule, work with one specific employee, or contact us when you have time available. You must be at least 16 years old.

Apply for an Internship: Internships provide college students with hands-on learning opportunities. Students interested in a career in the non-profit sector will find a wealth of experience. Internships are available in our local chapter offices.


Return to the home volunteer page for application information.

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How We Grant Wishes

There are four steps to granting a wish. Each step builds on the next to help create the amazing experiences that delight wish kids and their families. A wish experience is frequently a source of inspiration for children undergoing difficult medical treatments and a positive force that helps them overcome their obstacles. A wish experience is often more than a dream come true: It’s the catalyst that rekindles their belief in themselves and the promise of their future.

See the steps it takes to grant a wish!


It is the generosity of others that provides Make-A-Wish® Mississippi with the tools necessary to grant wishes-- your gift can be a part of that. Call us at 601-366-9474 for more information or follow our link below to donate online!

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Make-A-Wish® Mississippi
607 Highland Colony Parkway
Suite 100
Ridgeland, MS 39157
(601) 366-9474
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Make-A-Wish® Mississippi, Southern Region - Gulfport
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