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Become a Volunteer

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Make-A-Wish® North Texas! Our volunteer program is designed to give each volunteer a diverse and rewarding experience while working towards fulfilling our mission to grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy!

How do I become a volunteer?
In order to provide the wish children and their families with the best experience possible, we require all potential volunteers to go through an assessment before becoming an active Make-A-Wish volunteer.

Volunteer Paperwork takes about 2 weeks to process. After your paperwork is processed, you will be contacted with detailed instructions as it relates to the next steps based on the opportunities you selected.  Please note that all volunteers must complete an online volunteer orientation before being considered an active volunteer.

Why do I need a background check?
Due to the nature of our work, select volunteer positions must successfully complete a criminal background check every 3 years. Make-A-Wish North Texas does 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. We do ask our volunteers to cover the cost of their background check.  Your background check will last for three years.  Please contact us with any questions related to past convictions and/or our background check screening process.

Can anyone be a volunteer?
Make-A-Wish North Texas requires that all volunteers be 18 years or older and reside within one of the 161 counties in our territory. Volunteers must be 21 years of age and complete specialized training to become a Wish Granting Volunteer.

For those interested in volunteering that do not meet the age requirement - not to worry - we have something for you. Students in K-12 that are interested in volunteering for the Foundation should check out our Kids for Wish Kids® program.

We are currently looking for volunteers who speak both English and Spanish.  Our local Make-A-Wish chapter serves a large percentage of Spanish speaking families in our 161 county area, and we do not have enough Spanish speaking volunteers to meet our wish family's needs.  If you are fluent in both English and Spanish, please consider becoming a wish granting volunteer.  To learn more about a wish granter's role, visit the Types of Volunteers section of our website.

Are you ready to start the process?
Submit your Volunteer Application today!

Who do I contact with questions?
Our Volunteer Services Team is always happy to answer any questions or concerns that you may have!

Volunteer Coordinator Anna Haro (915) 855-8700 or
Make-A-Wish North Texas Headquarters (214) 496-WISH

Colter , 6


I wish to go to the John Deere Headquarters

Colter visits John Deere Headquarters

Reese , 4

genetic condition

I wish to go to Walt Disney World® Resort

Reese goes to Walt Disney World Resort

Sterling , 11

T Cell Lymphoma

I wish to be the President

I wish to be the President

Cassandra , 3


I wish to be a ballerina

Cassandra points her toes & twirls
Make-A-Wish® North Texas
6655 Deseo
Irving, TX 75039
(214) 496-9474
Toll Free Texas Only (888) 625-3294
Make-A-Wish® North Texas, Northeast Regional Office
215 Winchester
Suite 109
Tyler, TX 75701
(903) 597-9474

Make-A-Wish® North Texas, Southwest Regional Office
4541 Bellaire Drive S
Suite 102
Fort Worth, TX 76109
(817) 336-9474
Toll Free (888) 625-3294
Make-A-Wish® North Texas, Midland Office
407 N. Big Spring
Suite 208
Midland, TX 79701
(432) 683-9474
Toll Free Texas Only (888) 625-3294
Make-A-Wish® North Texas, El Paso Regional Office
310 N. Mesa Street
Suite 411
El Paso, TX 79901
(915) 855-8700

Make-A-Wish® North Texas, Amarillo Regional Office
1600 S. Coulter, Building A, Suite 100
Amarillo, TX 79106
(806) 358-9943
Toll Free Texas Only (800) 242-7167
Make-A-Wish® North Texas, Lubbock Regional Office
1215 Avenue J
Suite 210
Lubbock, TX 79401
(806) 785-9474