Help make wishes come true in Mingo County

Make-A-Wish® Needs Volunteers in the Local Area

Staff Report

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Make-A-Wish is looking for kindhearted individuals in Mingo County to step forward and volunteer their time and friendship in order to assist with wish fulfillment. To become a wish volunteer, individuals must be at least 21 years of age, pass a criminal background check and attend a training session.*

As members of “wish teams,” volunteers are an important component of fulfilling wishes. Working together, the “wish team” is assigned to a child in their area, meets one-on-one with the family and aids in determining the most suitable wish for a child. Volunteers can also help at special events such as golf tournament, walks and more.

For more information and to begin the Make-A-Wish volunteer application process, please contact Regional Manager Jo Beth Smith at (304) 342-9474 or [email protected]

Make-A-Wish® Greater Pennsylvania and West Virginia is a non-profit organization that grants wishes to children, aged 2 ½ to 18, with life-threatening medical conditions. Currently, the local chapter is one of the most active in the country, having fulfilled more than 16,000 wishes. For more information, please call Make-A-Wish at (800) 664-9474 or visit its Web site at

*The volunteer training session for Mingo County has not yet been scheduled for this fall. Regional Manager Jo Beth Smith plans to work with applicants to set a date and location that is the most convenient for those interested in becoming a volunteer.

Make-A-Wish® Needs Volunteers in the Local Area
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