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Volunteering opportunities

Join your local branch

When you volunteer in your local branch, you'll become part of the #WishForce helping children who are fighting serious illnesses by:

  • Getting active in your local branch meetings (held monthly)
  • Helping local wish families by capturing their child’s unique wish and bringing it to life through all stages of the Wish Journey
  • Supporting local fundraising and events, from fun runs and sausage sizzles to gala balls and bake-offs
  • Raising awareness in your local community, helping drive our reach and impact to achieve our mission.

Check our FAQs to find your closest branch location and apply online today.

Make A Wish Australia Children's Charity - Fraser on his wish with a volunteer

Get started here

Apply online today to become a Make-A-Wish volunteer - and begin the journey of a lifetime.

Event-based volunteering

If you would love to help at some of our upcoming events - or organise your own events in your local community - apply now to express your interest and we'll be in touch to make it happen!

Make A Wish Australia Children's Charity - three female volunteers fundraising at a bake a wish

Event-based volunteering

Cox Plate Volunteering Opportunity

Make-A-Wish Australia is excited to be the Cox Plate Carnival Charity Pin partner for the next two years.

We are currently looking for amazing volunteers to assist with our Charity Pin sales, at Moonee Valley Racecourse on Friday 21 or Saturday 22 October – lunch and free parking provided!

You’ll be able to enjoy the energy of the iconic Cox Plate race day whilst making a huge difference to the lives of sick kids.

If you are interested in assisting for 2 – 4 hours throughout the day and helping make wishes come true, please register below.

Corporate Volunteering Program

Is your workplace looking to give back as part of your Corporate Social Responsibility program?

At various times during the year, we offer unique opportunities for businesses to get involved.

Get in touch if you'd like to partner with one of Australia's most inspirational charities.

Make A Wish Australia Children's Charity - Dwayne on his wish to go to the moon with the team from Qantas

Opportunities near you

We regularly advertise for volunteers in specific roles and locations around Australia. Check these out on the SEEK Volunteer platform.

Wish children whose images feature on this page:

Fraser, 6, rhabdomyosarcoma - I wish for a black baby dog named Ziggy.
Dwayne, 4, refractory epilepsy - I wish to go to the moon.