Volunteer to Become a Wish Granter

Lawndale News Chicago's Bilingual Newspaper - Noticias LocalesHave you ever thought about the impact you could make in the life of a child with a life-threatening medical condition? More than 11,000 children across Illinois have experienced the magic of a wish coming true, thanks to the hundreds of community supporters of Make-A-Wish Illinois. Volunteers in your community are needed to help grant wishes for local children.

Make-A-Wish Illinois is hosting a free training session for wish-granting volunteers in the Berwyn area on Tuesday, March 19th from 6:00-8:45 PM (location TBA). Volunteers bilingual in English and Spanish are especially needed.

Wish-Granting volunteers will work in teams of two to help grant the wishes of children in their community. Volunteers plan and carry out wishes from start to finish with support from the Make-A-Wish staff. Wish Granters are asked to give 10-12 hours per month to grant at least three wishes per year.

To attend the training, potential volunteers must complete the volunteer application and online training in advance; therefore RSVP is required by March 9. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Reserve a spot by contacting Eric Stuebs at stuebs@wishes.org or 312.602.9413. All volunteers must be over 21 and submit an application, reference and background check; complete an online and brief in-person training to begin granting wishes.

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