What are you looking for in a volunteer?
While we always accept new volunteers from all parts of the Hudson Valley, we currently have a special need for people who meet any of the following criteria: speak both fluent Spanish and English; live in Delaware, Dutchess, Sullivan, or Ulster counties in the state of New York.
What kind of schedule must I have to be able to volunteer?
It is unlikely that you will have a regular volunteer time (e.g. every Tuesday between 10am-1pm). Volunteer opportunities tend to be project-oriented or on as a needed basis. It is necessary that you have a flexible enough schedule to accommodate your specific assignment/project.
What do volunteers do?
There are five main areas of volunteerism: Fundraising, Special Events, Wish Granting, Office Administration, and Special Projects. For detailed information about Volunteer Opportunities, click here
What is a Wish Granting Volunteer?
Wish Granting volunteers work in teams of two to facilitate the details of granting a child's wish. They work directly with children to ascertain and plan wishes, and work creatively to seek in-kind goods and services to implement the wish. The nature of each child's wish determines the level of volunteer involvement. Wish Volunteers must be at least 21 years old.
How do I become a volunteer?
- Must be at least 18 years old
- Complete an application
- Complete a background screening and personal references
Why do you need to know my background?
Since we work closely with children, Make-A-Wish Hudson Valley conducts a thorough background screening on all volunteer applicants. The Foundation shall 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. All information received from these reports will remain confidential and be used only for screening and placement purposes.
I have a question not addressed here. Who can I contact?
If you have additional questions, please contact Abraham Almanza, Volunteer Manager, at (914) 478-9503 or firstname.lastname@example.org