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Wish Grantor
Make-A-Wish Canada

Not On Bus Route Not Wheelchair Accessible No Parking Available

Urgency: Average

Number of volunteers needed: 6

Minimum Age: 25

Work Location: Thunder Bay and surrounding areas

Police Check: Required

Reference Check: Required

Vehicle: Required

Smoking: Not Permitted

Language(s): English

Sector(s): Health

Work Type(s): Event Organization and Related Assistance
Providing Services Directly to People

Program: Wish Granting Program

Duties: Position Summary A wish granter will meet with the wish child and family members to help determine the child’s most heartfelt wish while brainstorming and planning special enhancements throughout the wish process. Wish granters work in teams of two alongside Make-A-Wish staff to ensure every eligible child’s wish comes true. Duties and Responsibilities • Partner with at least one other volunteer wish granter to help grant the wishes of children throughout the chapter’s territory. • Visit the wish child, with the goal of discerning his/her one true wish, while gaining a clear understanding of the reason behind the child’s most heartfelt wish. • Complete and submit wish paperwork in a timely manner according to chapter guidelines. • Create a magical wish experience for the wish child by planning and delivering “wish enhancements” – special, creative touches that keep the child excited about the wish throughout the process. • Solicit in-kind donations, ensuring Make-A-Wish resources are used wisely. • Plan “send-off” party or “presentation” party for each wish, as appropriate. • Develop a positive rapport with the wish child and family by serving as a liaison between chapter staff and the wish family, ensuring the family is updated on the status of the wish throughout the wish process. • Act as a reliable, communicative and productive member of the “wish team” by working closely with a volunteer partner and Make-A-Wish staff to create the best possible wish experience for the child. • Other duties may be assigned as deemed appropriate.

Skills Expected: Desired Qualifications • Passion for children and high comfort level with interacting with children ages 3 to 17. • Creative thinker with drive to make each wish unique and magical. • Excellent people skills with the ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds, especially children with critical illnesses. • Highly organized and detail-oriented. • Strong verbal and written communication skills. • Ability to maintain confidentiality. • Resourceful and self-motivated with a willingness to solicit in-kind donations. • Flexible schedule and willingness to drive up to one hour to visit with wish child and family. • Bilingual abilities in written and spoken form a plus.

Orientation: All volunteers go through our on boarding program.

Training: Complete the official Make-A-Wish Wish Granter training.

Benefits: We are more than a great place to volunteer - our work is life changing. We are an inclusive and diverse group of people who, through a mosaic of backgrounds, thoughts and experiences are united in purposeful work. We are fueled and guided by our values - values that are represented in the inspired people we work with and the transformational work we do every day.

Car Required: Yes
Start Date: 04/12/2019
End Date: Ongoing
Time Commitment: 25 hours per year
for 1 years.
Day(s) Needed: No Specific Days
Season(s): Year Round
Phone: 416-224-9474 ext: 6107

4211 Yonge St
Suite 520

Toronto, ON