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Sep 06, 2013

A Fairy Tale Volunteer Job

I started working here at Make-A-Wish® Maine in October of last year. Not too long after starting, I was asked by our fabulous Volunteer Director Eileen if I would like to volunteer as a wish granter for a new wish child.
In November I had taken the wish granter training, and this seemed like a worthwhile step in the process of learning Make-A-Wish, so I agreed.

Despite the magic that is associated with the name alone, I had no idea wish granting would be this much fun! My wish kid is named Kiley and she is 6 years old. Kiley wished to go to Disney and I am counting down the days with her until her family’s trip (78 days from this blog post). We even gave her a countdown chain with Disney Fun Facts!

One of the best parts of being a wish granter is that you can add your own flair and creativity to the process. My wish granting partner and I had so much fun presenting the proclamation to Kiley saying her wish would be granted! We wrapped the proclamation in box wrapped inside a box wrapped inside a box. Kiley and her brother giggled as they pulled open each to get to the prize at the end. Afterwards, they celebrated with some Mickey Mouse cupcakes!

Wish granting is one of the most fun ways to get involved at Make-A-Wish and to really be a part of the child’s wish. It is so rewarding and fun and I can think of few volunteer opportunities like it. Maybe this is why we have so many volunteers who stay with us over the years granting wish after wish!

If you’d like to get involved with Make-A-Wish by becoming a wish granter or if you’d like to help in another way, contact our Volunteer Director Eileen Chretien at (207) 221-2306.

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About this Blog

Written by Donor Care Manager Meredith Jones, this is a blog about the ins and outs of what it takes to grant magical wishes at Make-A-Wish Maine.

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