All Make-A-Wish Arizona volunteers utilize our Wish & Volunteer Center. Prospective volunteers must create a new profile to begin the application process.
STEP TWO: Register and attend the online volunteer orientation in Make-A-Wish University
Once prospective volunteers create their online profile, they must enroll and complete the Volunteer Orientation Learning Path in Make-A-Wish University. This free e-learning path includes two 20 minute self-guided courses designed to introduce prospective volunteers to the history, vision and value of Make-A-Wish as well as their various roles at Make-A-Wish.
STEP THREE: Complete a volunteer application
Log in to the Wish & Volunteer Center to complete a volunteer application. After the application is submitted, a staff member will be in touch to schedule an in-person screening interview.
STEP FOUR: Attend a screening interview
All volunteer applications are reviewed by our Volunteer Screening Team. All volunteer positions require a brief interview with our Volunteer Screening Team to ensure a suitable fit for the volunteer role. Interviews are held the second Saturday of every month at the Parsons Wish House in Scottsdale. Please reserve a future Saturday in anticipation of this interview. Prospective volunteers outside the metro Phoenix area will be contacted with upcoming screening interview dates in their region. Interviews may be conducted in person, via web video conferencing or teleconference.
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: Attend an in-depth training
Certain volunteer roles require an in-depth training prior to becoming a volunteer. Trainings for all wish granters MUST be done in person. Trainings for other roles may be conducted via web conference, Skype, FaceTime or other virtual methods. Attendance for the entire duration of the the training is required. The dates and locations of these trainings are sent to qualified applicants.
STEP SEVEN: Get involved!
Qualified volunteers have access to upcoming opportunities for which they are certified in the Wish and Volunteer Center. Volunteers should routinely check the Wish and Volunteer Center as volunteer opportunities are continuously added. Volunteers who would like to become certified in additional volunteer roles should self-enroll in the available training opportunities pertaining to those roles or contact the Volunteer Services Team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our Volunteer Services Team is happy to answer any questions you may have. Please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page or contact us at email@example.com.