You can help make the wishes of special children come true in your local community when you become a volunteer for Make-A-Wish Illinois. Our volunteers range in age from 21 to 88, and include men and women who live and work throughout the state of Illinois. Time commitments and volunteer needs vary by community. Please contact the Volunteer Services Team with questions about the needs in your area.
Currently, our highest need for Wish Granting Volunteers...
- Bi-lingual: Spanish-English throughout the state, Polish-English in the Chicago area
- Residents of Richland County and the surrounding areas; South Cook, Kane, Kankakee, Vermillion, Clay, Marion, Jefferson, Crawford, Adams, Hancock, LaSalle, Henderson, Madison, St. Clair and Rock Island Counties.
Currently, our highest need for Event Volunteers...
- Residents of Central Illinois including, but not limited to the following counties: Peoria, Madison, St. Clair, Rock Island, McLean and Champaign.
Make-A-Wish Illinois is in need of Wish Granting Volunteers in the following areas where volunteer trainings are happening! Please fill out our volunteer interest form to learn more or contact Eric Stuebs at firstname.lastname@example.org or 312.602.9413 (800.978.9474, x413 outside of metro Chicago). Advance RSVP is REQUIRED.
KIDS & YOUNG ADULTS
Elementary, high school and college aged students can get involved through our Kids for Wish Kids and Wish Makers on Campus programs. These are programs for schools throughout Illinois that give students the opportunity to sponsor wishes for children with life-threatening medical conditions while encouraging community service and promoting leadership.
There is never a waiting list for a wish. All eligible children can begin the wish process as soon as the child and family are ready.