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Volunteer Roles

Volunteers help grant wishes in many ways and are matched to positions based on ability, interest, and position availability. Please consider your skills, goals, and motivation for volunteering when deciding which of these positions best suits your interests.

Wish Granter
Best suits volunteers over 21 years of age with creative energy

Meets with a wish child to discover, plan, and fulfill a wish. Wish granters work in teams of two and use resources wisely by seeking donated goods and services for each wish. Volunteers commit their time to make the wish as unique as each child and a lasting, memorable experience for each wish family. *Currently, there is a waiting list for Wish Granters in Salt Lake County.

Wish Ambassadors
Best suits volunteers interested in representing the organization to the community at a variety of functions

Shares the mission and magic of Make-A-Wish to raise awareness and increase public support. Volunteers’ responsibilities may include assistance in corporate giving campaigns, internal and external event support for wish families or development purposes, and donor stewardship

Wish Assistant
Best suits volunteers 18 and older with great customer service skills, an adaptable attitude, and daytime availability.

Joins our office staff during business hours to answer the telephone, greet guests, complete data entry, and assist with other special office projects.

Wish Apprentice
Best suits youth between the ages of 16 and 21 with enthusiastic commitment to the mission and exemplary follow-through.

Joins the wish granting team to help with special assignments relating to a child’s wish including but not limited to finding a special gift, planning magical decorations, and arranging a memorable send-off.


To become a volunteer, or for more information on Wish Family events, contact our Volunteer Manager:

Jenny Hortin
Office: (801) 262-WISH (9474)
Direct: (801) 305-1975
Fax: (801) 262-1294
Email: [email protected]
Make-A-Wish® Utah
771 East Winchester
Murray, UT 84107
(801) 262-9474
Toll Free Utah Only (800) 860-9474