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Volunteer Roles

There is a volunteer position at Make-A-Wish® Tri-Counties to fit any skill or time commitment. We currently have a critical need for volunteers in Santa Barbara County. Bilingual volunteers are especially encouraged.

We have six volunteer positions available for adults: Wish Granters, Community Representatives, Office Volunteer, Board Member, Interns and Special Event Volunteers.

Wish Granting Volunteers

The wish granting process begins by interviewing each child to determine the wish, then making it come true.

Become a volunteer.Volunteers working teams of two to help plan and fulfill each wish. This volunteer position is best suited for those over the age of 18 with creative energy, entrepreneurial enthusiasm and the ability to give freely of their time. 

Requirements: Completion of "Wish Granting 101 and 201" volunteer application including application form, background check, signature form and online on-boarding orientation.

Community Representative Volunteers

Help increase Make-A-Wish Tri-Counties visibility within the community by representing the organization when media is covering a wish, at check presentations, at speaking engagements and other events.

We provide the information while these volunteers provide the passion to tell our story. This volunteer position is best suited for individuals over the age of 18 with flexible schedules and a knack for storytelling.

Requirements: Completion of "Community Rep 101" volunteer application including application form, background check, signature form and online onboarding orientation

Special Events Volunteers

Wishes are not possible without the support of the community!

Volunteers provide the people-power to help plan, set up and staff fundraising events. This volunteer role is best suited for people over the age of 18 with creative determination, a passion for people and a commitment to getting the job done. 

Requirements: volunteer application including application form, background check, signature form and online onboarding orientation

Office Volunteers

Work at the Ventura Wish Center assisting with data entry, answering phones, photocopying and sorting and sending correspondence. The position is best suited for individuals over the age of 18 who are dependable self-starters  ready to do whatever tasks are the most needed. 

Requirements: Completion of volunteer application including application form, background check, signature form and online onboarding orientation

Board Members

The Make-A-Wish Tri-Counties board helps chart the Foundation's course.

They contribute a vast array of experience and skills that helps maintain our status as the nation’s largest wish-granting organization. As a whole, the board determines the Foundation’s mission and vision. It selects, evaluates and supports the chief executive officer. The board also protects the Foundation’s assets, enhances its public standing, ensures accountability, maintains legal integrity and assesses its own performance.  Board members make a significant financial commitment to the chapter.

Requirements: Meet the CEO and several board members, Completion " volunteer application including application form, background check, signature form and online onboarding orientation including additional classes required for board members

Internships

Make-A-Wish® Tri-Counties offers students an excellent way to gain real world experience at our Ventura Wish Center.

Internships are available in program services (wish granting), marketing, special events, volunteer management and communications.

For more information about our Internship program and how to apply, please visit the Employment & Internships section of our website.

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Make-A-Wish® Tri-Counties
4001 Mission Oaks Blvd.
Suite F
Camarillo, CA 93012
(805) 676-9474