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

Christmas in the Kitchen

Please join us on Thursday, December 7, 2023 at the Hyatt Regency Indianapolis for a fantastic evening of raising funds that help us grant wishes for Hoosier children with life-threatening illness. We are needing volunteers to help us make the evening a success.

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Indiana Wish Volunteer Day

Join us as we wrap up our year end projects.

  • Prepare our Year End Mailer
  • Unload & Unpack our annual Toy Delivery
  • Prepare any last minute items for our upcoming Christmas in the Kitchen event.
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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.