Community Volunteer

Our Community Volunteers are the foundation of Make-A-Wish. As a Community Volunteer you will be involved in attending events on behalf of Make-A-Wish, raising awareness of Make-A-Wish in your area, visiting wish children to find out their one true wish, and assisting with our national fundraising day - Wish Day. You will also have the option to deliver school talks to primary and secondary school students.

Make-A-Wish welcomes all volunteer applications regardless of their cultural and ethnic origin, religion, gender and physical, social or economic background

We would ask our volunteers to commit to the below each year in their local areas:

  • Participate in a minimum of 3 wish visits (if available in your area)
  • Assist in the coordination of Wish Day, our national fundraising day
  • Attend cheque presentations
  • Organise one fundraising event per year
  • Link us with your place of work and local schools if appropriate
  • School visits (if available during the day)
  • Attend local committee meetings (maximum twice a year)
  • Attend any further training events after induction training
  • Promote Make-A-Wish

In addition, a variety of tasks outside of the above may be available which will compliment your own specific skill set such as event planning, online marketing, interior design, carpentry skills.

Skills required:

  • Good with children
  • Strong communication skills
  • Organised
  • Reliability
  • Highly motivated self-starter with initiative and drive
  • Previous experience in fundraising events is desirable
  • Access to a car is desirable but not a necessity


There is no minimum or maximum time you need to provide weekly or monthly to Make-A-Wish. Time commitment can vary depending on the amount of wishes in your areas or school talk requests etc. We do ask that you spread awareness of Make-A-Wish as much as possible. We understand personal and work commitments can limit your availability sometimes and we are happy to work alongside you with this.


We require Community Volunteers in all counties of the Republic of Ireland


To become a community volunteer, you will need to complete an application form which will be emailed to you. Once your application is processed you will be required to complete a phone interview, Garda vetting and formal training. Make-A-Wish Ireland reserve the right to reject volunteer applications at any stage during this process.

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer please contact Claire on or call 01 204 2007

School Visits Representative

Schools play a very important part in helping Make-A-Wish grant wishes. School visits not only spread the magic of Make-A-Wish, but also educate students on how they can help support us. Children who are living with a life-threatening medical condition spend most of their time in hospitals undergoing painful treatments instead of attending school. 

Young people really identify with what it must be like for another child to be sick and restricted in what they can do. The School Visit Representative volunteer role involves visiting Primary and Secondary schools around Ireland and informing students on the work that Make-A-Wish do and how they can help. In some cases, we offer a cheque presentation to schools that have raised money, to thank students personally for their hard work.

Time Commitment

Throughout the school year


If you are interested in becoming a school visit representative please contact Stephen on 01 2052012 or email

Fundraising Volunteers

Our fundraising volunteers donate their time and skills to support us in organising events in their local communities and get involved with the team in initiatives all over the country.

We rely on fundraising volunteers to continue to grant a wish to EVERY eligible child in Ireland. Do you have a fundraising idea? Are you doing a marathon? Coffee morning or fashion show?

You will find some inspiring fundraising ideas HERE

Make-A-Wish reserves the right to refuse an application to fundraise or volunteer for the charity. 


If you are interested in fundraising please contact Sheila on 01 2052012 or email