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Make-A-Wish to Hold Volunteer Training

Make-A-Wish® Illinois is looking for wish-granting volunteers. A free training session will be held in Libertyville on March 20.

More than 11,000 children across Illinois have experienced the magic of a wish coming true, thanks to the hundreds of community supporters of Make-A-Wish® Illinois. Volunteers in your community are needed to help grant wishes for north suburban children. 

Make-A-Wish® Illinois is hosting a free training session for wish-granting volunteers in Libertyville (location announced upon registration) on Thursday, March 20, from 6 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.

Wish-granting volunteers will work in teams of two to help grant the wishes of children in their community. Volunteers plan and carry out wishes from start to finish with support from the Make-A-Wish staff. Wish granters are asked to give 10 to 12 hours per month to grant at least three wishes per year. 

To attend the training, potential volunteers must complete the volunteer application and online training in advance. Therefore RSVP is required at least five days in advance. Space is limited and pre-registration is required.

Reserve a spot by contacting Tonisha Daniel at daniel@illinois.wish.org or (312) 602-9413. All volunteers must be over 21 and submit an application, reference and background check, complete an online and a brief in-person training to begin granting wishes. 

Make-A-Wish® Illinois grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich their lives with hope, strength and joy. Since being founded locally in 1985, the chapter has granted more than 11,000 wishes and continues its mission to Share the Power of a Wish® with special children across the state with help from dedicated volunteers and generous community members. For more information visit illinois.wish.org.

Submitted by Make-A-Wish®

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