Sweetwater County Make-A-Wish Wyoming Volunteers Sought

Sweetwater County Make-A-Wish Wyoming Volunteers Sought

ROCK SPRINGS — Make-A-Wish® Wyoming is actively seeking wish-granting volunteers in the Rock Springs area.

These volunteers work closely with local wish kids and families as representatives of Make-A-Wish Wyoming. They are involved in many aspects of the wish process, including helping explore the heart of the child’s wish, assisting families with paperwork if needed and celebrating wish milestones along the way. 

More than 60 volunteers currently serve wish children across the state, but Sweetwater County needs more wish granters to keep pace with the number of wish children in the area. Make-A-Wish welcomes wish granters from all over the state at any time. The chapter is working to grant 50 wishes across the state, including the wishes of four children in Sweetwater County.

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Ideal wish granters are compassionate and creative, with strong communication skills. They share the goal of ensuring that every child and every family enjoy an incredible wish experience.

“It all started with my degree in Metal Health. That’s when I decided I wanted to give back. Once I had two children of my own, I felt that it was my calling to give back to our community and join in something that is so meaningful. My favorite moments of the wish journey are in the first few meetings with the family. When the family first gets to know that their child’s wish is coming true and seeing the joy on all their faces. It’s the best,” said Make-A-Wish volunteer Danielle Lamb from Rock Springs.

To learn more about the organization or apply to become a wish granter, please email our Operations Manager Michele Lloyd at mlloyd@wyoming.wish.org or call 307-234-9474. Wish granters must undergo a background check and training session (remote learning opportunities are available).

Make-A-Wish grants the wishes of children with critical illnesses. To be eligible to receive a wish, a child must be between 2½ and 18 years old and have a critical illness that is placing his or her life in jeopardy at the time of the referral. In a national survey, 89 percent of surveyed health care professionals told Make-A-Wish they believe the wish experience can influence kids’ physical health, while 97 percent of surveyed families said they saw improvements in their child’s emotional health. To refer a child, visit www.wyoming.wish.org/refer.

About Make-A-Wish Wyoming: Celebrating 36 years of granting the wishes of Wyoming children with critical illnesses, Make-A-Wish Wyoming has brought hope, strength and joy to over 640 Wyoming children through its wish-granting process. For more information about the Wyoming chapter, please visit www.wyoming.wish.org