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Event Volunteer

Position Summary:

Each year Make-A-Wish Maine holds an auction in the summer, and Walks For Wishes in the spring and fall. Volunteers are needed at these events to assist with everything from blowing up balloons to organizing walk teams and collecting pledges. In addition, other organizations throughout the state host fundraising events on our behalf throughout the year, and volunteers are always needed to help out in various ways on the day of each event.


  • Planning committee members meet regularly to plan the event, divide up responsibilities, and meet back again to discuss progress
  • Depending on the event, planning committees could include: marketing, sponsorship, auction, solicitations, entertainment, or logistics committees
  • Volunteers assisting at the actual event have varied responsibilities
  • Examples of event assignments include set up and take down, registration, hosting a silent auction, greeting guests, coat check, or sales

Volunteer Commitment:

  • There are three major fundraisers per year; events volunteers will sign up for each event as they’re available


  • Evenings, weekends, and some weekday shifts

Required Training:

  • Provided onsite at the event

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience in event planning or event management
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Friendliness, a positive attitude, and a willingness to work hard
  • Experience in fundraising or sales a plus

Questions About Volunteering?


Lani Geistwalker
Wish & Volunteer Coordinator 

p: 207.221.2306 x207 
f: 207.221.2028 
mail: 66 Mussey Road, Scarborough, ME 04074

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Make-A-Wish® Maine
66 Mussey Road
Scarborough, ME 04074
(207) 221-2306
Toll Free (800) 491-3171