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Volunteer Positions

You can help make the wishes of children in our community come true by becoming a Make-A-Wish Nebraska volunteer. Our mission is possible only with the dedication of our volunteers. Please complete and submit a Volunteer Application by clicking here .
  • Wish Granter
    • Meet with the child to discover, plan and fulfill a wish. Wish Granters work in teams of two and use resources wisely by seeking donated services or goods appropriate for each wish. These volunteers commit their time to make the wish as unique as each child, and a lasting, memorable experience for each wish family by utilizing creative energy, entrepreneurial enthusiasm, and the ability to give freely of their time. Wish Granters by be at least 21 years old and pass a mandatory criminal background check. Further training required. 
  • Airport Greeter (Omaha Area Only)
    • Meet and greet the families the night before their wish trip departure to help with any last-minute questions and greet them at the airport after their trip. Flexibility is required as some flights get delayed and some changes occur in travel schedules. Airport Greeters must be at least 21 years old and pass a mandatory criminal background check. Further training required. 
  • Room Decorator (Omaha Area Only)
    • Decorate the hotel room for the arrival of a wish child. Supplies are provided, just bring your energy and creativity! Decorating hours are generally between 12pm-3pm and usually take about one hour to complete. 
  • Translator/Interpreter
    • Help facilitate wish experiences for non-English-speaking families. Translators have the option of becoming fully trained wish granting volunteers, or they can provide short-term support on an as-needed basis. 
  • Office & Clerical
    • Assist with miscellaneous projects at the office, including phone calls, wish research, mailings, etc. 
  • Fundraising
    • Assist development team in seeking in-kind donations, write grants and/or sponsorship proposals, collaborate to build partnerships with local companies or conduct research on local companies’ giving campaigns. 
  • Speakers Bureau
    • Throughout the year, volunteers are needed for various speaking engagements, volunteer fairs, school assemblies, etc. Speakers Bureau members must be comfortable speaking in groups of 5-500 people and be able to help create awareness of Make-A-Wish. 
  • Special Events
    • Our chapter has fundraising events throughout the state. Events vary in time and location, but include parades, golf tournaments, and various other events sponsored by local corporations or individuals. 
  • Wish Memory Makers (Scrapbookers)
    • Each wish child receives a keepsake memory album that includes many photos of the wish. Creative and experienced scrapbookers are needed to “sum it up” in a beautiful keepsake memory album. Volunteers meet monthly in Omaha to exchange ideas and supplies, but memory makers can live anywhere in the state. 
  • Friends Council
    • The Friends Council supports the Foundation’s mission through various fundraising projects, including the planning of each region’s annual gala. If you’re interested in joining the Omaha, Lincoln or Kearney Friends Council please contact Emily Marston, Marketing and Events Manager, at [email protected] or 402.333.8999 ext. 2805. 
  • Young Leaders Council 
    • The Young Leaders Council is a committee made up of energetic professionals and individuals who are passionate about the Make-A-Wish mission and are committed to the success of the Wine, Whiskey and Wishes event. If you are interested in joining the Omaha Young Leaders Council contact Courtney Cleveringa, Community & Medical Outreach Manager, at [email protected] or 402.333.8999 ext. 2807. If you are interested in joining the Lincoln Young Leaders Council contact Emily Marston, Marketing and Events Manger, at [email protected] or 402.333.8999 ext. 2805.

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Make-A-Wish® Nebraska
1005 S 107th Ave.
Suite 102
Omaha, NE 68114
(402) 333-8999
Toll Free (800) 760-9474
Make-A-Wish® Nebraska, Lincoln Office
8033 S 15th St.
Suite B
Lincoln, NE 68512
(402) 475-9474
Toll Free (800) 760-9474
Make-A-Wish® Nebraska, Kearney Office
412 East 25th
Suite D
Kearney, NE 68847
(308) 234-6612