Volunteer with Make-A-Wish Switzerland!
We welcome volunteers from all backgrounds, recognising the varied skills and abilities they bring with them. Whether providing administrative support, helping raise funds, organizing family activities, or wish granting, our volunteers make wishes come true!
Volunteers support us in many ways and are matched to positions based on ability, interest, and position availability. Please consider your skills, goals, and motivation for volunteering when deciding which best suits your interests.
By volunteering you can gain new skills, make new friends and have fun, all while enjoying the sense of reward that comes from making a difference and knowing your assisting the organisation in reaching our mission – to grant the wishes of ill children.
Who can be a Make-A-Wish volunteer?
A: To be eligible a volunteer you must be 18 years or older.
Q: How much time would I need to commit?
A: As a volunteer for Make-A-Wish you decide how much time you can commit. Many of our volunteers also have work, family and social commitments. Make-A-Wish is grateful for any time volunteers can give.
Q: What skills do I need to be a Make-A-Wish volunteer?
A: There are no specialist skills required to be a Make-A-Wish volunteer. All we ask is that you have a genuine passion to make a real difference and have empathy for children and young people with a life-threatening medical condition, and their families. However prior fundraising, event management, administrative, public relations or project management skills are a bonus!
Q: Are Make-A-Wish volunteers required to undergo any special checks?
A: As we are a children’s charity all our volunteers are required to submit an extract of their police record which costs CHF 20 and which we will reimburse you.
“Working for Make-A-Wish is about helping in my own small way to make the world a little brighter for a child. I love supporting the Make-A-Wish projects and I am proud to be part of the important work that they do.”
Folake, Make-A-Wish volunteer