Become an Indiana Wish Volunteer

There are so many ways to volunteer and share in the wonder of a wish. Plan a fundraiser, office support, serve at an event, sendoff families on their wish adventure…and much more. Whether you have one hour, a week or a few hours to give each month, we invite you to become a volunteer and share in the experience of givingVolunteers are at the heart of our organization.  

Current Volunteer Opportunities

Zionsville Farmer's Market

Please join us at the Zionsville Farmer’s Market on June 29th to help Indiana Wish spread our mission. We are looking for five (5) individuals to work our booth inside the Edward Jones Community Booth.

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Chukkers for Children Polo Event

Pack your picnic baskets, grab your drinks, and join us at Hickory Hall Polo Club. This family-friendly event is one of the area’s best kept secrets where you can enjoy a polo match, candy drop from an airplane and opportunity to live out your Pretty Woman dreams of stomping divots.

We are looking for volunteers to help make our night at Hickory Hall Polo Club a success.

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Fishers Farmers' Market

Please join us on July 27th for the Fishers Farmers’ Market Non-Profit Day. We are looking for five (5) volunteers to work our booth and spread Indiana Wish’s mission.

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Portrait of Wishes: Bourbon Bling & Bowties

Please join us Saturday, September 21, 2024 at the Marriott North, Indianapolis for a fantastic evening of bourbon tasting, a scrumptious meal and silent auction to raise funds that help us grant wishes for Hoosier children with life-threatening illness. The average cost of a wish is $12,000. Your generosity allows us to put smiles on children’s faces and hope in the hearts of their parents, family and friends. Together, we create memories for a lifetime.

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Christmas in the Kitchen

Plan to join us on December 12, 2024 at the Hyatt Regency Indianapolis for Christmas in the Kitchen presented by Wallington Asset Management, LLC!

It will be a one-of-a-kind experience! Go behind the scenes of chef’s domain and enter the Hyatt Regency Indianapolis kitchen to sample an extravaganza of both unique and familiar foods!

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Looking for Other Ways to Volunteer?

Office Help

We have various tasks for those who wish to help in the office during business hours.  Some regular office tasks involve writing thank-you notes to our donors, data entry, bookkeeping, filing, assisting with wish paperwork and preparing mailings, only to name a few.


Volunteers are needed to assist in dropping off and picking up auction items for our events. Having reliable transportation is necessary.

Annual Gala

One of our biggest events of the year, the annual dinner auction, is great fun and requires a lot of assistance from our volunteers.  We need people to help with decorating, soliciting silent auction items, organizing, and recording items, assisting with the program, and much more.


Photographers and videographers are usually needed to capture the wish experience and fundraising events.  Time commitment is as needed.


This area is for individuals who are interested in all aspects of the areas of fundraising by being apart of one of our committees.  Professional sales experience and speaking experience are desired but not required.

Help From Home

If you cannot spend much time away, here’s a chance to help from home.  We sometimes have special projects that our volunteers can take home.  These can vary from stuffing and labeling envelopes to making phone calls.

Handy People / Tradespeople / Artists

Volunteers are needed to assemble, construct, design, install and create items for wishes, events and office projects.

Meeters & Greeters

Volunteers needed to meet children at the airport on the way to and returning from their wish trips.  Must be willing to go to the airport at early hours for send-off and varying times for return.  Familiarity with the airport is a plus, but not required.  Time commitment is ongoing and as needed.

Professional Expertise

Volunteers with specific skills and professions are being sought to assist in the areas specified. If you are interested in sharing your professional skills, please contact us:

  • Marketing and Fundraising
  • Legal
  • Accounting
  • Human Resources

How to Become a Volunteer

Please complete the form below. If you have any questions reach out to Carrie Melillo at Please note you may be required to complete a background check.