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[VIDEO] Learn more about what volunteer opportunities we offer!

We rely on the dedication and passion of our volunteers to accomplish our mission of granting the wishes of Arizona children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength, and joy. We invite you to Share the Power of a Wish®, whether it's a few hours each month or a few days each year.

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Jul 21, 2016

[VIDEO] Learn more about what volunteer opportunities we offer!

Volunteer with Make-A-Wish Arizona

We rely on the dedication and passion of our volunteers to accomplish our mission of granting the wishes of Arizona children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength, and joy. We invite you to Share the Power of a Wish®, whether it's a few hours each month or a few days each year.

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July Volunteer of the Month: Alan Leffler

Two years ago, Alan Leffler was looking to get involved with his Tucson community when his friend Rob LaMaster (who is also director of the southern region for Make-A-Wish Arizona) introduced him to the organization. Alan encourages people, especially men his age, to become wish granters because they can add a unique perspective and a lot of value to Make-A-Wish Arizona.

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Jul 05, 2016

July Volunteer of the Month: Alan Leffler

Alan Leffler is the July 2016 Volunteer of the Month.

Two years ago, Alan Leffler was looking to get involved with his Tucson community when his friend Rob LaMaster (who is also director of the southern region for Make-A-Wish Arizona) introduced him to the organization. Alan encourages people, especially men his age, to become wish granters because they can add a unique perspective and a lot of value to Make-A-Wish Arizona.

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Wish granting becomes a family affair for parents Jeff and Mindy

Make-A-Wish Arizona is founded on the idea that it is not just the wish kid who benefits from a wish experience. Volunteers Mindy and Jeff Clark are a perfect example of how a wish can change the life of everyone around a wish child.

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Jun 23, 2016

Wish granting becomes a family affair for parents Jeff and Mindy

Wish parents, Jeff and Mindy Clark, are also volunteer wish granters.

Make-A-Wish Arizona is founded on the idea that it is not just the wish kid who benefits from a wish experience. Volunteers Mindy and Jeff Clark are a perfect example of how a wish can change the life of everyone around a wish child.

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June Volunteer of the Month: Ashley Umbanhowar

According to a 2011 Wish Impact Study, 95 percent of community volunteers reported an increased sense of compassion as well as an increased faith in humanity as the result of granting a wish. Ashley, who has granted 12 wishes so far with several more in the works, still remembers the specific moment when she decided to become a volunteer two years ago.

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Jun 07, 2016

June Volunteer of the Month: Ashley Umbanhowar

Ashley Umbanhowar is the June 2016 Volunteer of the Month.

According to a 2011 Wish Impact Study, 95 percent of community volunteers reported an increased sense of compassion as well as an increased faith in humanity as the result of granting a wish. Ashley, who has granted 12 wishes so far with several more in the works, still remembers the specific moment when she decided to become a volunteer two years ago.

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May Volunteer of the Month: Dave Reyes

Dave Reyes became a Make-A-Wish Arizona volunteer in 2015. In addition to his role in the Wishmakers on Campus organization at the University of Arizona, Dave also created a Make-A-Wish club at his medical school last year. Through his efforts, Dave encouraged nearly 20 of his classmates to become Make-A-Wish Arizona wish granters and understands the positive effect a wish can have on everyone involved.

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May 03, 2016

May Volunteer of the Month: Dave Reyes

Dave Reyes is the May 2016 Volunteer of the Month.

Dave Reyes became a Make-A-Wish Arizona volunteer in 2015. In addition to his role in the Wishmakers on Campus organization at the University of Arizona, Dave also created a Make-A-Wish club at his medical school last year. Through his efforts, Dave encouraged nearly 20 of his classmates to become Make-A-Wish Arizona wish granters and understands the positive effect a wish can have on everyone involved.

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September Volunteer of the Month: Karla Velazquez

Karla Velazquez is the September 2015 Volunteer of the Month. Karla decided to become a wish granter in January 2014, because she wanted to help kids dealing with serious illnesses. Since then, she has realized the impact of a wish is a priceless experience and hopes to continue granting wishes for as long as she can.

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Sep 14, 2015

September Volunteer of the Month: Karla Velazquez

Karla Velazquez is the September 2015 Volunteer of the Month.

Karla Velazquez is the September 2015 Volunteer of the Month. Karla decided to become a wish granter in January 2014, because she wanted to help kids dealing with serious illnesses. Since then, she has realized the impact of a wish is a priceless experience and hopes to continue granting wishes for as long as she can.

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November Volunteer of the Month: Artemis Bayandor

Artemis has been part of the Make-A-Wish® Arizona family since January and has already proven she is dedicated to our wish kids as well as raising money to grant more wishes. Artemis has joined and/or assisted with a whopping 21 wishes and also been on the planning committee and volunteered at both the March Make-A-Wish Arizona Walk for Wishes and the 10th Annual Make-A-Wish Arizona Walk for Wishes, as well as our 2013 Wish Ball event.

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Nov 07, 2013

November Volunteer of the Month: Artemis Bayandor

Artemis, with Haley, 12

Artemis has been part of the Make-A-Wish® Arizona family since January and has already proven she is dedicated to our wish kids as well as raising money to grant more wishes. Artemis has joined and/or assisted with a whopping 21 wishes and also been on the planning committee and volunteered at both the March Make-A-Wish Arizona Walk for Wishes and the 10th Annual Make-A-Wish Arizona Walk for Wishes, as well as our 2013 Wish Ball event.

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October Volunteers of the Month: Julie Johnson and Sal Erakat

Since Julie and Sal have joined Make-A-Wish Arizona, they have been a part of 12 and seven wishes, respectively, some of which require them to travel long distances. As a mom herself, Julie Johnson became a wish granter. After she became part of the Make-A-Wish Arizona family, she knew she had to get her friend Sal Erakat involved.

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Oct 01, 2013

October Volunteers of the Month: Julie Johnson and Sal Erakat

Sal and Julie, Volunteers of the Month

Since Julie and Sal have joined Make-A-Wish Arizona, they have been a part of 12 and seven wishes, respectively, some of which require them to travel long distances. As a mom herself, Julie Johnson became a wish granter. After she became part of the Make-A-Wish Arizona family, she knew she had to get her friend Sal Erakat involved.

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August Volunteer of the Month: Linda Lieberman

According to Linda, Make-A-Wish Arizona has always been her favorite charity. She donated regularly during her time as a teacher, but when switching career paths to realty, Linda decided to donate more than money and became a wish granter. Starting in February 2012, Linda has already completed 10 wishes and is working on more this year.

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Sep 10, 2013

August Volunteer of the Month: Linda Lieberman

Linda with Lily at her wish reveal

According to Linda, Make-A-Wish Arizona has always been her favorite charity. She donated regularly during her time as a teacher, but when switching career paths to realty, Linda decided to donate more than money and became a wish granter. Starting in February 2012, Linda has already completed 10 wishes and is working on more this year.

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September Volunteers of the Month: Marie Fillhart and Samantha Atchley

Marie and Samantha are a mother-daughter wish granting team that cover our Northern Arizona wish kids. Since 2007, Marie has granted 27 wishes. She brought Samantha into the Make-A-Wish® Arizona family in 2009, just 18 years after Marie "brought" Samantha into her own family. Samantha has been a part of 15 Northern Arizona wish teams.

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Sep 10, 2013

September Volunteers of the Month: Marie Fillhart and Samantha Atchley

Mother/daughter wish team Samantha and Marie

Marie and Samantha are a mother-daughter wish granting team that cover our Northern Arizona wish kids. Since 2007, Marie has granted 27 wishes. She brought Samantha into the Make-A-Wish® Arizona family in 2009, just 18 years after Marie "brought" Samantha into her own family. Samantha has been a part of 15 Northern Arizona wish teams.

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Make-A-Wish® Arizona
2901 North 78th Street
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
(602) 395-9474
Toll Free (800) 324-9474