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Become a Volunteer

Bilingual volunteers are especially encouraged.

We have six volunteer positions available for adults: Wish Granter, Community Representative, Office Assistant, Board Member, Intern and Special Event Volunteer.

*Please feel free to submit your application. We will contact you when we have a class scheduled in your area. If you have any questions please email Candice Olmos at 

Our volunteer application process is as follows:

Part 1: Application

Get started here!

Download our volunteer application and conflict of interest form!

Due dates to complete all sections:

Ventura Wish Granter

Santa Barbara Wish Granter

San Luis Obispo Wish Granter

January 15th

February 15th

March 15th

Part 2: Online and Training Enrollment

All volunteers must take online classes before attending any training. Once you have completed part 1 you will be notified to take the online training and at that time will be given a username and password to access those classes. After you have the online classes completed you can enroll in training by e-mailing with the name and location of the class.

Wish Granters

New Wish Granters attend Wish Granter 101 in the area nearest their home. Experienced Wish Granters attend Wish Granting 201 annually.

Wish Granter Training:

Wish Granter 201 Ventura County
 Friday, February 26,2016
 5:00-9:00 p.m.
Wish Granter 101 Ventura County
 Saturday, February 27, 2016
 8:00 a.m.-Noon
Wish Granter 201  Santa Barbara County
 Friday, March 11, 2016
 5:00-9:00 p.m.
Wish Granter 101
Santa Barbara County
 Saturday, March 12, 2016
 8:00 a.m.-Noon
Wish Granter 201
San Luis Obispo County
 Friday, TBD
 5:00-9 p.m.
Wish Granter 101
San Luis Obispo County
 Saturday, TBD
 8:00 a.m.-Noon

**Wish Granter 101 is for all NEW Wish Granters**

**Wish Granter 201 is UPDATE training for all Current Wish Granters**

Community Representative
New Community Reps attend Community Rep 101 in the area nearest their home. Experienced Community Reps do not need to be retrained annually but are welcome to attend for a refresher. Classes are 2 hours. Times are to be determined. 

 Community Rep 101
San Luis Obispo
 TBD  11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
 Community Rep 101
Santa Maria
 TBD  11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

 Community Rep 101

 11:00 a.m -1:00 p.m.
 Community Rep 101
 TBD  11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Office Assistant 

Once your application is reviewed and is chosen, all new office volunteers must attend Office 101 training at the Wish Center.

Office 101  Ventura County
TBD 9-11 AM 

Part 3: Background Checks

Once the steps above are completed you will receive an email to conduct your background check. This email is sent out 1-2 weeks before each training.

You must complete your background check within 2 weeks of receiving the email. There is a $24.18 fee for this background check and is valid for a maximum of 3 years. 

Note: You may not use a background check from another organization. 

Questions, or need to check on the status of your application? E-mail

Questions specifically about the Wish Granter position? E-mail

Questions specifically about the Community Rep position? E-mail

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4001 Mission Oaks Blvd.
Suite F
Camarillo, CA 93012
(805) 676-9474