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Volunteer with Make-A-Wish®

Become a Volunteer

We are delighted that you want to join us in our mission of granting wishes to children in the Mid-Atlantic area!

Wish-granting volunteerHere is the process for becoming a volunteer with us:

1. Complete and send in your Volunteer Application and Reference Form with two references by

  • email:
  • mail: 5272 River Road, Suite 700, Bethesda, MD 20816
  • or fax: 301-656-2857.

2. The volunteer coordinator will contact you to schedule a phone interview.
3. Apply for your background check (cost is approximately $30), if applicable.
4. Sign annual COI/Ethics statement.
5. For prospective Wish Granters: participate in a specialized training session for your role.  Upcoming trainings:

  • February 28: Fairfax, V.a.
  • March 28: Frederick, M.d.
  • May 2: Baltimore County, M.d.
  • June 6: Bethesda, M.d.

For more information, please contact Manager of Volunteer Services, Sarah Shinkman, at or call (301) 962-9474.

Upcoming Events


Wishes on Tap

August 23, 2015


Wishes on the Water

August 13, 2015


Charm City Celebration of Wishes

November 06, 2015

View all the events

Make-A-Wish® Mid-Atlantic, Inc.
5272 River Road
Suite 700
Bethesda, MD 20816
(301) 962-9474
After Hours Nightline (301) 962-9474
Make-A-Wish® Mid-Atlantic, Inc., Baltimore Field Office
9475 Deereco Road
Deer Park Center, Suite 306
Timonium, MD 21093
(410) 453-9430
(410) 453-9430