Wish Granter - Simcoe County

(Make-A-Wish Canada, Toronto and Central Ontario Chapter)

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Position ID: V-CWD0389 Last Modified: 28 Apr 2021 Last Full Update: 17 Oct 2019
Opportunity Details
ContactDylan Harte, Coordinator, Mission and Volutneer Programs; Email: dylan.harte@makeawish.ca
DutiesPosition Summary 
A wish granter will meet with the wish child and family members to help determine the child’s most heartfelt wish while brainstorming and planning special enhancements throughout the wish process. Wish granters work in teams of two alongside Make-A-Wish staff to ensure every eligible child’s wish comes true.  
Duties and Responsibilities 
• Partner with at least one other volunteer wish granter to help grant the wishes of children throughout the chapter’s territory.  
• Visit the wish child, with the goal of discerning his/her one true wish, while gaining a clear understanding of the reason behind the child’s most heartfelt wish. 
• Complete and submit wish paperwork in a timely manner according to chapter guidelines.  
• Create a magical wish experience for the wish child by planning and delivering “wish enhancements” – special, creative touches that keep the child excited about the wish throughout the process. 
• Solicit in-kind donations, ensuring Make-A-Wish resources are used wisely.  
• Plan “send-off” party or “presentation” party for each wish, as appropriate. 
• Develop a positive rapport with the wish child and family by serving as a liaison between chapter staff and the wish family, ensuring the family is updated on the status of the wish throughout the wish process. 
• Act as a reliable, communicative and productive member of the “wish team” by working closely with a volunteer partner and Make-A-Wish staff to create the best possible wish experience for the child. 
• Other duties may be assigned as deemed appropriate.
More Info Linkhttps://makeawish.ca/volunteer
ClientsYou will be working with children aged three through 17 years old with life-threatening medical conditions.
Ages25 year(s) and up
Suitable for OSSDNo
Suitable ForAdults (18+) ; Seniors (55+) ; Post-secondary students ; Men ; Women ; Couples ; Individuals
Areas of InterestChild & Family Services ; Event Coordination & Support ; Friend / Penpal ; Social Interaction ; Youth Engagement
Skills/ExperienceCommunication & Interpersonal Skills ; Confidentiality ; Creativity ; Friendly & Outgoing ; Listening Skills ; Patience ; Planning & Organizing ; Positive / Cheerful Demeanor ; Self-Motivated / Work Independently ; Team Work ; Working with Children
Commitment Length1 year minimum. Opportunity to renew yearly.
Interaction LevelSmall Group
Minimum Hours25 / Year
Dates and TimesGenerally work is done on evening and weekends. Approx 25 hour commitment spread over 6-12 months.
SeasonsYear Round
AccessibilityNot Accessible - Our work is done in the homes of our clients but we cannot guarentee that their spaces will be accessible.
LocationSimcoe County
Number of PositionsSimcoe County: 10 individual(s) 
10 individual(s) needed in total.
TrainingTraining is provided ; Training is required ; Training on the job
TransportationDriver License required ; Car required
Application Deadline30 Apr 2020
Police CheckRequired
Additional RequirementsPolice check must include a check for vulnerable sector.
Liability InsuranceAvailable
Agency Details
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Organization NameMake-A-Wish Canada, Toronto and Central Ontario Chapter