Wish Granting and Fundraising Volunteers - Cairns

ID: 158545
  • Young People
  • Regular - more than 6 months
  • Cairns QLD

About this opportunity

Make-A-Wish® Australia brings amazing people together to grant inspirational, life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. We work with sick kids, their families and medical teams to grant unforgettable wishes – like making unicorns fly, sending kids to the moon to and even helping Australia's youngest ever cricket captain don the baggy green!

Join the Cairns #WishForce and make a lasting difference. By sharing your time and skills, you can help Australian children experiencing life-threatening illnesses.

When you volunteer in your local branch, you'll become part of the #WishForce helping children who are fighting serious illnesses by:

  • Getting active in your local branch meetings (held monthly)
  • Helping local wish families by capturing their child’s unique wish and bringing it to life through all stages of the Wish Journey
  • Supporting local fundraising and events, from fun runs and sausage sizzles to gala balls and bake-offs
  • Raising awareness and support in your local community, helping drive our reach and impact to achieve our mission.

We know that your time is precious, so we’ll work with you to make sure you get the most out of your experience with us. You have the opportunity to:

  • Join an inspiring organisation, where you will help children experience the anticipation and long lasting effects of a wish-come-true
  • Receive training to get you wish-ready
  • Access ‘Community’, our online support network where you can connect with other members of our Wish Force and access handy resources*
  • Make connections and build lifelong friendships

**All branch volunteers must have regular access to a personal email address and desktop (ideally) or smart phone/device.

There are few experiences more powerful than helping make a wish come true. Together, we have helped countless local families through fundraising, events and wish-related activities.

TO APPLY

If you’re 18 years of age or over, you’re looking to be inspired and share Make-A-Wish’s values of Integrity, Innovation, Impact, Community and Child Focus apply today! Submit your interest via our website and we’ll be in contact!

makeawish.org.au/support/volunteer

Make-A-Wish Australia is proud to be a child-safe organisation. Our recruitment practices are strictly adhered to during the application and interview process and include background screening to ensure that anyone that joins us at Make-A-Wish aligns with our values and commitment to child safety.

Good for

  • Online & Remote Volunteers

Additional requirements

  • National Police Certificate*
  • Working with Children Check*

All branch volunteers must have regular access to a personal email address and desktop (ideally) or smart phone/device.

* May be arranged by the organisation. Details will be provided after you express your interest.

Time required

Outside of adhoc wish granting activity and branch-led fundraising events, volunteers are required to attend a meeting once a month.

Interested in
  • Companionship & Social Support
  • Fundraising & Events
Training

Volunteers will be required to complete online induction modules.

Reimbursement

A life changing experience!