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Become a Volunteer

We depend on people like you

Do you have a few hours each week? Maybe a few days each week? Then you can help bring the rejuvenation of wish experiences to kids with life-threatening medical conditions. You can join a network of more than 25,000 caring people nationwide who make it possible for Make-A-Wish kids to live their one true wish. Download the Volunteer Application on the right to get started today!

We match volunteers to positions based on ability, interests and availability. Consider your goals, skills and purpose when you volunteer for the opportunity that best suits you. Note: Wish Granters and Volunteer Leadership positions require a background check plus ongoing training.

Wish Granting


Wish granters meet the family, help the wish child determine the wish and act as a liaison between Make-A-Wish staff members and the family during the planning process.  Wish granters must be at least 21 years old and must attend a mandatory in-depth training session.

Fundraising & Special Events

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Plan, organize, and implement successful Make-A-Wish Missouri & Kansas fundraising events or campaigns by working on committees, helping out event days and/or participating in events. 



Make-A-Wish Missouri & Kansas offers a variety of unpaid internships to provide opportunities for students and recent graduates, to receive academic credit and/or valuable work experience in the nonprofit field. Students must be a junior or senior to apply.

Types of Internships Available:

Administrative: Assist with miscellaneous projects, including mailings, copies/scanning/printing, organizing projects, data entry, human resources projects, and phone calls.

Fundraising/Events: Focus on fundraising, with possible experience in event planning, donor solicitation, data management, individual and corporate donations, public relations for wish children and events.

Marketing: Social media, public relations, digital analytics, content writing, photography, graphic design, and media relations. 

Wish Department: Help our wish team make wishes come true by doing research, copies/scanning/printing, filing and folder projects, and making phone calls. 

To learn more about becoming an intern or to apply, visit


Some wish kids come from non-English-speaking families, and we need help to determine their wish. Translators have the option of becoming fully trained wish granting volunteers. They can also provide short-term support as needed.
Make-A-Wish® Missouri & Kansas
13523 Barrett Parkway Dr
Suite 241
Ballwin, MO 63021
(314) 205-9474
Toll Free (800) 548-5058