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More than 650 volunteers give their time and energy to transform lives, one wish at a time. Volunteers are involved in multiple capacities and are an integral part of granting wishes.

Whether you can give a few hours or few days, you can grant the wishes of children in our community when you volunteer for Make-A-Wish Mid-South. Most volunteers are at least 21-years-old and live or work in Arkansas, north Mississippi or west Tennessee. 

Volunteer opportunities:

  • Wish Granter
  • Event volunteer
  • Airport Greeter
  • Translator

How to become a volunteer:

1) Fill out an application

Most volunteers must be at least 18-years-old. To start the volunteering process, download, complete a volunteer application and mail or email it to Make-A-Wish Mid-South. 

2) Complete volunteer training
After your paperwork is processed (this takes about two weeks), a volunteer coordinator will contact you with information about the next steps in volunteering based on the opportunities you're interested in. Training varies depending on how you're interested in becoming involved. For example, Wish Granting 101 Volunteer Training is mandatory for those interested in becoming Wish Granters. Check the calendar of events for upcoming volunteer training near you. (Attendees are asked to register in advance for Wish Granting 101.)

Please note that for most volunteer positions, a background check is necessary due to the nature of our work. You can contact us with any questions related to the background check screening process. 


Frequently Asked Questions

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Jenna Martin
Volunteer Coordinator, AR
(501) 492-7274

Ashleigh Rainer
Volunteer Coordinator, TN/MS
(901) 692-9511

Make-A-Wish® Mid-South
1780 Moriah Woods Blvd.
Suite 10
Memphis, TN 38117
(901) 680-9474
Toll Free (800) 264-9474
Make-A-Wish® Mid-South, Arkansas Office
320 Executive Court
Suite 101
Little Rock, AR 72205
(501) 376-9474
Toll Free (888) 376-9474
Make-A-Wish® Mid-South, Northwest Arkansas Office
One West Mountain
Suite 108
Fayetteville, AR 72701
(479) 755-4524
Wish Referrals (501) 376-9474