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Our volunteer program is designed to fulfill our mission to grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy.

  • Bilingual Wish Granters
  • Wish Granters in the following areas: Imperial County, South Bay, and North County
  • "Make-A-Wish Muscle" to help with heavy lifting, event set-up/break-down, backyard makeovers & furniture assembly

Becoming A Volunteer

We rely on our over 200 dedicated volunteers to grant the wishes of children in the San Diego region. Read more here to find out the steps you may take to become an active volunteer.

Types of Volunteers

We match volunteers to positions based on ability, interests and availability. Check out the variety of volunteer opportunities to find the one that best suits you.

Commonly Asked Questions

Learn more about what it takes be a Make-A-Wish® volunteer.


Our internship program is designed to give individuals a diverse and rewarding experience while working towards fulfilling our mission. Although all internships are unpaid, students interested in a career in the non-profit sector will find a wealth of experience by working with the Make-A-Wish San Diego office.

Jacquelyn Schneider

Wish & Volunteer Manager

(858) 707-9474 ext.103

Make-A-Wish® San Diego
2440 Hotel Circle North
Suite 200
San Diego, CA 92108
(858) 707-9474