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Become A Volunteer

Become A Volunteer

Steps to Volunteer

All prospective volunteers are asked to meet a few requirements before becoming an active volunteer, including completing the volunteer application, completing a training with our Volunteer Manager, and submitting information for a background check.

Step 1 - Fill out an Application

Click here to get started! 

Step 2 - Background Check

Due to the nature of our work, select volunteer positions must successfully complete a criminal background check every three years.  Make-A-Wish does not employ or utilize as a volunteer any individual who has been convicted of a crime that (a) victimizes children, (b) is sexual in nature, or (c) involves violence, fraud, or significant theft. In addition, there is a $25 processing fee associated with our background check. We ask that you absorb this cost, thus allowing us to keep our costs down. Please contact us with any questions related to past convictions and/or our background check screening process as well as the associated cost.

Step 3 - Online Volunteer Training 

After your application is processed and accepted, you will be asked to attend an online volunteer training. Maggie Corcoran, our Volunteer Manager, will answer questions, train you on how to be a good volunteer and offer advice on how to get involved!

Step 4 - Get Involved!

After you are fully approved, you will be contacted with detailed instructions as it relates to the next steps based on the opportunities you selected.


Our team is happy to answer any questions or address any concerns that you may have.

Maggie Corcoran, Volunteer Manager
205-254-9474 x1942 |

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Make-A-Wish® Alabama
400 Vestavia Parkway
Suite 402
Vestavia Hills, AL 35216
(205) 254-9474