Step-by-Step on Becoming a Volunteer
All volunteers are asked to meet a series of requirements before becoming an active volunteer including completing the volunteer application, online orientation training and submitting to relevant background checks.
- Request a volunteer application at http://wishes.org/volunteering/volunteer-form.cfm. Within two business days, a volunteer application will be emailed to you.
- Submit your volunteer application. There is a fee of $27.95 for the background check service paid directly by the applicant. If the application fee poses a financial concern, please let us know and we can discuss waiving the fee.
- Volunteer Paperwork takes about 2 weeks to process. After your paperwork is processed, you will receive a welcome email with instructions and login information for our volunteer website WISHNET. You will also receive instructions on taking an online orientation quiz.
- After completing these requirements, you are now a volunteer and may begin signing up for events, trainings and ways to help on WISHNET!
More than 10,000 children have been granted a wish by Make-A-Wish Illinois.