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Volunteers possess many skills and traits that may be beneficial to a variety of organizations. At Make-A-Wish Arizona, we strive to place the right volunteers into the right roles and do our best to provide ongoing support to achieve maximum volunteer satisfaction.

Each volunteer job description references certain competencies we believe are required for success in that role.


  • Available and ready to help.
  • Shows support through listening.
  • Displays empathy toward wish child and family.


  • Calm, cool and collected.
  • Holds things together during tough times.
  • Stays on course even if when unexpected occurs.


  • Easy to approach andengage.
  • Warm, pleasant and inviting.
  • Builds rapport with others.


  • Confirms accuracy of information and work.
  • Wants things done right, thoroughly and precisely.
  • Follows procedures and standards.


  • Practices attentive and active listening.
  • Engages in regular updates and interaction.
  • Able to decipher the underlying message.


  • Comes up with new and unique ideas.
  • Tries new approaches if the first one doesn’t work.
  • Willing to step outside comfort zone.
  • Adds value to brainstorming sessions


  • Easily acclimates to different cultures and demographics.
  • Understands when a fresh approach is needed.


  • Able to change quickly and easily.
  • Willing to learn new methods or techniques.
  • Accepts assignments for different days/times.

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 Manager (statewide)

Direct: 602.343.9453
Toll-Free: 1.800.324.9474
Fax: 602.395.0722

Volunteer Opportunities

Omar , 10

life threatening circulatory disorder

I wish to hug a penguin

10-year-old Omar's wish to hug a penguin

Tallie , 5


I wish to have a princess bedroom

5-year-old Tallie sees her new fairytale bedroom for the first time
Make-A-Wish® Arizona
2901 North 78th Street
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
(602) 395-9474
Toll Free (800) 324-9474