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Make-A-Wish® Seeks Birmingham Volunteers

Make-A-Wish Georgia and Alabama is looking for wish-granting volunteers in the Birmingham, AL area.

 
PRLog - Jul. 2, 2012 - July 2, 2012 – Birmingham, AL -- Make-A-Wish Georgia and Alabama is looking for wish-granting volunteers in the Birmingham, AL area.

Make-A-Wish grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength, and joy.  There are nearly 200 children waiting for their wishes to be granted in Alabama alone, and volunteers are needed to create, design, implement and raise funds and awareness for these wishes.  

Make-A-Wish is specifically looking for new volunteers in Birmingham, Alabama and surrounding areas to help local children who are waiting for their most heartfelt wish to be granted. Wish granters work in teams of two or three to meet with the wish child, help the child determine his or her wish, then help plan for and fulfill the wish.  

The following g information session and volunteer training opportunities are fast approaching, so individuals are encouraged to register as soon as possible.  At the trainings, interested parties will learn about Make-A-Wish® and how the organization grants wishes. Once trained, volunteers have the opportunity to make a special wish, such as a trip to Disney World, a shopping spree or an opportunity to become a police officer come true.  Wish-granting volunteers must be 21 years of age or older and complete a background check prior to volunteering.  

Volunteer Information Session

When: Friday, July 13th 3pm – 7pm (come and go as you please)
Where: Hyatt Place Inverness
4686 Highway 280 East
Birmingham, Alabama  35242
For more information please contact Samantha Christian, Volunteer Services at 770.916.9474 x39 or schristian@ga-al.wish.org

Make-A-Wish Volunteer Training

What: Wish Granting Volunteer training – specifically for volunteers interested in becoming Wish Granters and working directly with our children and their families

When: Saturday, July 14th 8am – 12pm
Where: Homewood Suites Birmingham
215 Inverness Center Dr.
Birmingham, AL 35242

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When: Sunday, July 15th 12 noon – 4pm
Where: Hyatt Place Inverness
4686 Highway 280 East
Birmingham, Alabama  35242


To Register for Saturday or Sunday: Pre-registration is REQUIRED in order to attend the Volunteer Trainings.  You may register until 12:00 noon on Thursday, July 12th by contacting Deirdre Trevett, Volunteer Manager: dtrevett@ga-al.wish.org or 770.916.9474 x14.

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Source:Make-A-Wish Georgia and Alabama
Phone:770-916-9474
Zip:30339
City/Town:Atlanta - Georgia - United States
Industry:Non-profit
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