Event helper volunteers, fabulous, front line and fundraising!

Event helper volunteers, fabulous, front line and fundraising!

We know how busy you all are and we are so grateful that our wonderful event helper volunteers create gaps in their schedules to help as part of our #WishForce whenever they can.

Busy in the first year of running his recruitment business, Roland still makes time to help make a big impact on kids through his role in the Make-A-Wish #WishForce. When he's not out there helping people to find their dream job, he's happy spending time with his friends and family.

Roland recently volunteered as an event helper, raising funds at his local Hungry Jack’s for World Wish Day.

As a fairly recent addition to the #WishForce, we asked Roland to share his experience so far...

Q: What inspired you to join the #WishForce?

A: I really connected with the idea of people coming together and turning a wish from the imagination of a really sick child into a reality. I saw videos on Facebook of a little boy being sent to the moon and a little girl tasting the rainbow horn of a unicorn. It was so special to see the effect their wishes had, how could you not want to be a part of that?

Volunteering as an event helper really appealed to me as I knew it would fit perfectly with the busy lifestyle I have at the moment. It's an option that allows me to get involved on a smaller scale and still feel like I'm making a difference. Part of our success as a business is ensuring we’re socially aware and giving back to the community. I already knew about Make-A-Wish and was excited about what they do, however volunteering gave me an insight into the difference we could really make as a team.

Q: What have you learnt since joining the #WishForce?

A: I thought volunteering on World Wish Day would be easy, that it would be all warm and fluffy. I did get that 'warm fuzzy feeling' by the end of the day, but I definitely worked for it. It really made me have a lot more respect for volunteering, knowing how much work goes in to raising funds to help grant all those wishes.

Q: What’s your tips for other volunteers?

A: ‘For anyone thinking about being an event helper, I'd say do it! It really helped me to see a glimpse of what's actually involved in volunteering when I wasn't in a position to take on a big commitment. The best part was that it allowed me to be a part of Make-A-Wish and do my bit.

If I were to give other event helpers out there some advice, it would be to go in with the view that you're doing a great thing. Whether you raise $10 or $1,000, it all adds up and goes towards an amazing cause. It's what kept me going, and is something you can be really proud of.


Find out how you can volunteer here