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Current Opportunities

Make-A-Wish Arizona volunteer opportunities are diverse. Our biggest need is for volunteer wish granters and translators/interpreters. We also offer opportunities with shorter time commitments such as airport greeters, office volunteers, and event volunteers.

*All Make-A-Wish Arizona volunteers must be 18 years of age or older.

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Download Translator/Interpreter Volunteer Description

A volunteer translator/interpreter accompanies Make-A-Wish Arizona staff and volunteers during wish family visits to facilitate clear communication. Translators/interpreters may also assist with the translation of documents and other organizational material. This position requires successful completion of a criminal background check and yearly confidentiality agreement.

Download Wish Granter Volunteer Description

A volunteer wish granter will meet with the wish child and his/her family to help determine the child’s most heartfelt wish while planning special enhancements throughout the wish process. Wish granters work in teams of two or three alongside Make-A-Wish Arizona staff to ensure every eligible child’s wish comes true. This position requires successful completion of a criminal background check and yearly confidentiality agreement.

WISH AMBASSADOR (Speaker’s Bureau)
Download Wish Ambassador Volunteer Description

A wish ambassador volunteer will present key information and share stories regarding Make-A-Wish Arizona to community organizations, corporations, schools, and internal or external events. Through these efforts the wish ambassador volunteer will aim to increase the audience’s awareness and support for Make-A-Wish Arizona. This position requires successful completion of a criminal background check and yearly confidentiality agreement.

Download Event Volunteer Description

An event volunteer assists with the planning and execution of various Make-A-Wish Arizona internal and external events. Assistance is occasionally required for wish granting and other mission-related events. This position requires completion of a yearly conflict of interest and confidentiality agreement.

Download Airport Greeter Volunteer Description

A volunteer airport greeter meets wish families at designated airports upon their arrival or departure for their wish experience. This position requires successful completion of a criminal background check and yearly confidentiality agreement.


Office volunteers play a vital role in performing everyday tasks at the Make-A-Wish Arizona Parsons Wish House in Scottsdale. Tasks may include helping with mailings, answering phones, and data entry as well as long-term projects. We welcome volunteers with skills in finance, event planning, data entry, and a variety of other fields. Office volunteers who lend us their time on a weekly basis adhering to the same schedule each week work on long-term projects over which they take ownership. Some office volunteer tasks may require the successful completion of a criminal background check.


Make-A-Wish Arizona internships are coveted, both because of the inspiring mission and because interns get real-world experience alongside talented professionals. We offer several unpaid internships for each of the Spring, Summer, and Fall semesters. All internships are based in the Make-A-Wish Arizona Wish House in Scottsdale. For a list of current internships and instructions how to apply, please visit


Ongoing efforts to support and properly train our staff and volunteers require skilled trainers and facilitators. This volunteer role is perfect for people who enjoying engaging adult learners utilizing a variety of activities in order to best retain information. Experience in training and facilitation is necessary for this volunteer role.

Oportunidades de voluntariado

En Español:

El voluntariado es una gran manera de ayudar.

Lo invitamos a compartir el poder de un deseo (wish®), ya sea unas cuantas horas al mes o unos cuantos días al año.

Siempre tenemos una necesidad de más voluntarios bilingües. 

Para más información:

Oportunidades de voluntariado

Become a Volunteer!

For more information on how to get involved with Make-A-Wish® Arizona, please contact:

Sawyer Kilen

Volunteer Coordinator (statewide)
Direct: 602.343.9453
Toll-Free: 1.800.324.9474
Fax: 602.395.0722

Volunteer Opportunities

Cooper , 10


I wish to learn to surf in Hawaii

Cooper's diagnosis doesn't stop his love of life and adventure

Dorothy , 5


I wish to go to Walt Disney World

5-year-old Dorothy meets her favorite Disney princess, Cinderella

Frando , 12


I wish to be a bat boy for the Arizona Diamondbacks

After finishing treatment, Frando, 12, follows his dreams to be a bat boy
Make-A-Wish® Arizona
2901 North 78th Street
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
(602) 395-9474
Toll Free (800) 324-9474