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Become a wish granter

A wish granter will meet with the child and his/her family to help determine the child’s most heartfelt wish while planning special enhancements throughout the wish process. Wish Granters work in teams of two or four alongside Make-A-Wish staff to ensure every eligible child’s wish comes true.


volunteers_polinaTo become a wish granter, you must:

  • Be a minimum of 18 years old
  • Complete the new volunteer on-boarding process that includes:
    • Online Make-A-Wish Volunteer Orientation training
    • Application forms
    • Criminal background check
    • Interview
    • In-depth wish granter training.

Read full wish granter job description

Wish granter training sessions have been scheduled for April:

  • Rapid City:  Thursday, April 19, 5:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m. MST (in-person).
  • Online: Tuesday, April 24, 5:30-8:30 p.m. CST (virtual instructor-led).
  • Sioux Falls:  Saturday, April 28, 8:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. CST (in-person).

For more information about becoming a wish granter and training, please contact:

Kerry Pollema
Volunteer & Outreach Director
xcbyyrzn@fbhguqnxbgn.jvfu.bet
605.335.8000
800.640.9198

I absolutely love getting to meet new people and learning their stories. I am inspired down to the core by each and every wish kid I have met. ”

— Lacey, Wish Granter and Wish Sister

Volunteer Contact

Kerry Pollema
Volunteer & Outreach Director
1400 West 17th Street 
Sioux Falls, SD 57104

Phone: 605.335.8000 
Fax: 605.335.8002 
Email: xcbyyrzn@fbhguqnxbgn.jvfu.bet

Make-A-Wish® South Dakota
1400 West 17th Street
Sioux Falls, SD 57104
(605) 335-8000
Toll Free (800) 640-9198
Make-A-Wish® South Dakota, Black Hills Office
14 Saint Joseph St. Suite 302
Rapid City, SD 57701
(605) 791-4500
Toll Free (800) 640-9198