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Training Dates

Volunteer Orientation

Volunteer Orientation is held on the second Saturday of each month from 10-11:30 a.m. at The Wishing Place with some exceptions. 

2019 Orientation Dates:
September 14
October 12
November 9

Sign-up for 2019 Volunteer Orientation here

2020 Orientation Dates:
January 11
February 8
March 14
April 11
May 9
June 13
September 12
October 10
November 14

Sign-up for 2020 Volunteer Orientation here

*Please fill out the Volunteer Application before signing-up.

Wish Discovery Training

Our Wish Discovery volunteers have the distinct honor of helping our kiddos discover their one true wish. This is one of our most emotionally demanding volunteer roles at Make-A-Wish, and it takes a special person to carry out this important part of our mission.  

Pre-Qualification Interviews
If you are interested in becoming a Wish Discovery volunteer, you must complete a pre-qualification interview first. The interview is held here at our office and only takes 15 minutes. Once you complete your interview, our staff will let you know if you qualify to sign up for Wish Discovery volunteer training.

Pre-qualification interviews typically happen about a month before Wish Discovery training and we have several days and times open to accommodate different schedules.

Sign up for a Pre-Qualification Interview here

Wish Discovery Training Dates*
Wish Discovery volunteer trainings take place 3 times per year: January, April and September from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wish Discovery training is scheduled for:

September 14, 2019 (Sign up here)
January 11, 2020
April 11, 2020
September 12, 2020

Sign up for 2020 Wish Discovery Training here

*Please note that you won't be officially approved to attend Wish Discovery training until you complete your interview and Make-A-Wish staff has informed you that you have been qualified to move on to the next step.

Wish Design Training

Wish Designers have a unique opportunity with our wish kids and their families. They get to plan the ultimate party to make sure our kiddos know their wish is coming true. They also help with send-offs and welcome homes as well as any other enhancements that make the wish experience memorable for our kids. 

Wish Design training does not require a pre-qualification interview. The Wish Design training is scheduled for 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. on the following days:

October 12, 2019 (Sign up here)
February 8, 2020
May 9, 2020
October 10, 2020

Sign up for 2020 Wish Design Training here

Celebrity Host Training

When a child wishes to meet a celebrity, a Celebrity Host serves as a liaison between the wish family, Make-A-Wish and the celebrity by accompanying the family during the wish experience and handling day-of-wish details. This individual will interact with the wish family, celebrity handlers and the celebrities themselves, as well as troubleshoot and assist the family with any special requests that may arise. A celebrity host will also document the wish experience by providing a written wish report describing the wish day experience.

Celebrity Host training takes place 2 times per year, in March and November. Upcoming Celebrity Training is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on:

November 9, 2019
March 14, 2020
November 14, 2020

Sign up for 2020 Celebrity Host Training here

Ambassador Training

Ambassadors represent Make-A-Wish Southern Nevada at various community events to share information regarding our national and local history, our mission, how to refer a child and how the audience can get involved with our chapter. Ambassadors may be invited to speak with service organizations, corporations and schools, and will know in advance what is required for each presentation. As an Ambassador of Make-A-Wish Southern Nevada, you will educate audiences on the healing power of a wish! Also included in this training is Volunteer Trainer Training where you will become qualified to teach volunteer training classes.

Ambassador training takes place 2 times per year. Ambassador training is scheduled for:

January 16, 2020 5:30pm-7:30pm
June 13, 2020 10am-12pm

Sign up for Ambassador Training here

Medical Ambassador Training

Medical Outreach Ambassadors spread awareness about Make-A-Wish Southern Nevada by reaching out to new and existing medical contacts through discovery calls and hospital/practice visits. They educate medical professionals about qualifying medical criteria for wishes and address misconceptions. They fulfill medical stewardship needs. They participate in health fairs and attend events put on by our nonprofit partners (examples: medical seminars, community and internal events, and more).

This training is for background-checked volunteers who have already attended a Volunteer Orientation. This is the first in a series of two training sessions. 

2020 Training dates coming soon!



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Make-A-Wish® Southern Nevada
9950 Covington Cross Dr.
Las Vegas, NV 89144
(702) 212-9474