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Volunteer Spotlight

Celebrating our Volunteers

Our incredible volunteers help us grant life-changing wishes across the country. They make meaningful connections in their communities and share inspiring stories that celebrate older adults.

See their stories and learn about how you can get involved below!

“It gave me a feeling of self-worth that I was able to help someone accomplish what they wanted to do. It’s a sense of pride and compassion. I am proud to be able to say, ‘I am part of Wish of a Lifetime.'”

— Joe, Wish Granting volunteer

National Park lovers Joe and Pam accompanied Ray Ann on her long-time wish to return to the Grand Canyon.

“When she saw us, Beverly was so surprised and said it was too much for her! We assured her that she is special, and it was a special night. Everyone had so much fun.”

— Ray Ann, Wish Granting volunteer

After her own wish experience, Ray Ann became a volunteer. She supported wish recipient Beverly by cheering her on at her first open-mic performance.

“We want to thank you for granting this wish… Now, we have memories of a lifetime, and we have two new best friends for life; words cannot describe how much they mean to us.”

— Neil, Wish Recipient

Wish Granting volunteers Blyth and Mike welcomed Neil and Sherri to their hometown and helped make Neil’s return to Hawaii a meaningful experience to honor his service in the U.S. Army and Vietnam War.

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“Valentine’s Day is a day of love, and I’m here to help share the love with others who might walk by. It’s just a beautiful thing to do—I love the idea.”

— Helen, Cupid Crew volunteer

After her wish was granted, Helen joined our team of volunteers to hand out roses on Valentine’s Day in Washington, D.C. with the Cupid Crew.

“Working with Wish of a Lifetime has given me a greater purpose when connecting with the elderly, who I believe are all part of the greatest generation. It is a blessing and honor to witness the pure joy in the eyes of a wish recipient who is so deserving of having a wish granted.”

— Christy, Wish Granting volunteer

Along with a group of enthusiastic volunteers from Los Angeles, Christy cheered on Donald as he embarked on his lifelong wish of flying in the Goodyear Blimp.

“Cupid Crew was so much fun! I’m looking forward to many more volunteer opportunities with Wish of a Lifetime in the future. Helen Keller said, ‘Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much.’ I’m grateful to be part of such a great group.”

— Jeri, Cupid Crew volunteer

After her own meaningful wish experience, Jeri wanted to give back and joined Cupid Crew to spread love and joy to older adults on Valentine’s Day.

“I have nominated many older adults who have had life-changing experiences when their wishes were granted. I love helping a candidate through the application and vetting process, hearing stories, and seeing smiles and tears of joy during a wish.”

— Barb, Wish Discovery volunteer

Fueled by her desire to enhance the quality of life for older adults, Barb has nominated many individuals in her community in Colorado.

“I had a great time delivering roses and cards during my first time volunteering with Wish of a Lifetime. It filled my heart with joy to put a smile on faces of others today!”

— Kathy, Cupid Crew volunteer

Kathy spread love and joy in her community of Rochester, NY, by delivering roses and cards to older adults.

Join our nationwide network of volunteers

Get involved with Wish of a Lifetime through wish discovery

Wish Discovery

Help find and submit life-changing wishes in your community.

Wish Granting

Help make an older adult’s wish come true in your community.

Cupid Crew

Deliver roses and cards to older adults on Valentine’s Day.

Community Events

Participate in local Wish of a Lifetime activities led by our Field team.