Help us bring the power of a wish to children, families and communities across Canada. Become a Make-A-Wish volunteer today and join a dedicated, nationwide network of Canadians who give their time and skills to help create moments of hope for children diagnosed with a critical illness.

Make-A-Wish® Canada is dedicated to the engagement of volunteers across Canada wherever possible. Make-A-Wish Canada has a long history of working with volunteers which includes adhering to best practices and ensuring best retention/recognition initiatives. At Make-A-Wish, we believe that building a successful volunteer program is an important part of the wish discovery and granting process, to ensure every eligible child receives the most out of their wish.

Volunteer opportunities vary and are based on the ongoing needs of the organization. Volunteer expertise commonly in need includes:

  • Fundraising
  • Canvassing
  • Wish reveals/delivery
  • Help during a special event
  • Speaking or promotional events
  • Administration (i.e. in-office tasks/assistance)


Individual volunteers – whether they are professionals, retirees, or students – can benefit from volunteer engagement with Make-A-Wish Canada through opportunities to expand their skill sets, meet people, gain experience, make a meaningful difference and gain an affiliation with the organization.