Meet Our Volunteers
Volunteering with us is a very special and rewarding experience, you are making a real difference to a child and their families lives.
We currently have over 200 dedicated volunteers in all 26 counties of Ireland and we value every single one of them. Meet some of volunteers and hear their story.
Fiona Buckley, Co. Cork
Fiona Buckley has been a volunteer with Make-A-Wish for over 4 years. She has been dedicated from day one. 2 years ago, she took on the role as Lead volunteer in Cork.
Cork has one of largest volunteer bases and she has successfully coordinated wish visits and fundraisers across the county. She has proved an invaluable asset to the staff in the office.
Fiona also works full time as a Primary School Teacher in Cork but still manages to find the time help grant magical wish across they county.
What does it mean to be a volunteer for Make-A-Wish?
“It's hard to put into words the excitement that goes with the wishes. The children and families that we are fortunate enough to meet are truly inspiring. I consider myself extremely lucky to be able to help bring something positive to these children and their families during such a difficult time.”
"I consider myself extremely lucky to be able to help bring something positive to these children and their families during such a difficult time."
Martina Greene, Co. Roscommon
Martina has been a volunteer for Make-A-Wish for over 10 years and has given 100% from day one.
She has always promoted Make-A-Wish in home county, Roscommon, and surrounding counties in Connacht. Fellow volunteers have described her passion for Make-A-Wish as infectious.
How did you get involved in Make-A-Wish?
"I was living in Galway and my friend was involved and I thought it sounded like an amazing thing to do. I love children so it was a bonus to help in some way to help bring some magic into their lives. Hands down, it has been one of the best decisions of my life."
Favourite part of volunteering for Make-A-Wish?
"It's a massive privilege to meet these very brave children and their families at such a difficult time in their lives. I always say you get way more out of it than you put into it."
Sue Cave, Co Clare
Sue has helped grant wishes, train new wish granters, organised local fundraisers (including an 80’s disco night), presented school talks and organised local collections for Wish Day.
She forms great relations with the wish families, promotes Make-A-Wish in her local community, great communicator with the office & has driven the length and breadth of Clare.
Why volunteer for Make-A-Wish?
“Make-A-Wish brings joy not only to the wish child but to the whole family. This is what makes volunteering for Make-A-Wish so special.”