Prospective volunteers must attend one of our monthly Volunteer Information Sessions, a one-hour overview of our mission and how you can help. Sessions are held the second Saturday of each month at the Make-A-Wish Arizona Parsons Wish House in Scottsdale. NOTE: All Make-A-Wish volunteers must be 18 years of age or older. For more details and to RSVP for an upcoming session, please click here.
STEP TWO: Complete a volunteer application
After attending the Volunteer Information Session, prospective volunteers will be provided with a volunteer application. This application is our opportunity to get to know you better and place you in a volunteer role that best fits your passion and skills. Applications may be returned via mail, email, or fax to:
2901 North 78th Street
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
STEP THREE: Be screened and interviewed
After submission, our Volunteer Screening Team -- composed of Make-A-Wish Arizona staff and volunteer leaders -- will screen and process your application. Certain volunteer positions will require a brief interview with our Volunteer Screening Team to ensure a suitable fit for the volunteer role. Interviews may be conducted in person, via web video conferencing, or teleconference.
STEP FOUR: Attend an in-depth training
Certain volunteer roles require an in-depth training prior to becoming an official volunteer. These trainings are conducted in person and attendance for the entire duration of the training is required. The dates and locations of these trainings are sent to qualified applicants via email.
STEP FIVE: Criminal background check
Due to the nature of our work, select volunteer positions require the successful completion of a criminal background check every three years. Make-A-Wish Arizona does not employ or utilize as a volunteer any individual who has been convicted of a crime that (a) victimizes children, (b) is sexual in nature, or (c) involves violence, fraud, or significant theft. Please contact us at email@example.com with any questions related to past convictions and/or our background screening process.
STEP SIX: Get involved!
Qualified volunteers are placed into our Make-A-Wish Arizona volunteer database and will begin receiving communications relevant to available volunteer opportunities. If you have completed each of the required steps to becoming a volunteer and do not receive emails from us, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our volunteer services team is happy to answer any questions you may have. Please contact us at email@example.com.