Volunteer

Wish Visitor - Make-A-Wish

Opportunity details
As a Wish Visitor, you will be calling the family to arrange your visit, and then liaising with another Wish Visitor volunteer to set a date. You’ll prepare for the visit and do everything you can to ensure that it’s the best possible experience for the child. During the visit you’ll use a variety of tools and techniques, which will inspire the imagination of the child and help you discover their One True Wish. After the visit you’ll write a summary report of the child’s wish and any other relevant details. From time to time, you may be encouraged to support the granting of a wish in your area. This may include providing your local knowledge for venues, services etc. It may be helping coordinate activities or you may actually get a chance to be there on the wish day itself!

Organisation aims and objectives
Make-A-Wish UK grants life-changing wishes to children with critical illnesses. A wish gives a desperately ill child and their family time away from the daily struggles of living with a serious condition. Since 1986, Make-A-Wish has turned the wishes of more than 12,000 seriously ill children into realities – creating memories to treasure forever, whatever the future may hold.

Travel details: You’ll be home-based but visiting children, young people and their families within a 30 miles radius of where you live. Public transport and mileage expenses will be reimbursed.
Minimum age: 18

Support
Travel expenses: Public transport costs reimbursed on production of tickets purchased. Mileage paid at 45p/mile.
Frequency: Weekly
Expenses paid: Yes

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