Make-A-Wish Georgia seeks Columbus-area volunteers

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - The Georgia chapter of Make-A-Wish is recruiting wish-granting volunteers in Columbus, GA, and the surrounding areas to help local children with life-threatening illnesses have their wishes come true.

Make-A-Wish will host Volunteer Training in at the Hilton Garden Inn in Columbus Friday Oct. 12 and Saturday Oct. 13 from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. Volunteers must be 21 years of age or older and complete a background check prior to beginning volunteering.

At the trainings, interested parties will learn about Make-A-Wish and how the organization grants wishes.  Once trained, volunteers have the opportunity to make a special wish, such as a trip to Disney World, a shopping spree or an opportunity to become a police officer come true.

Since 1995, Make-A-Wish Georgia has been granting the wishes of local children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength, and joy.

There are currently more than 600 children in Georgia waiting for their wish to be granted, and volunteers are needed to create, design, and implement these wish experiences alongside our staff members serving as their coaches.

Pre-registration is required in order to attend the training programs. You may register until 12:00 noon on Thursday, October 11, 2012 by contacting Deirdre Trevett, Volunteer Manager at or 770.916.9474 x14.

Those interested are encouraged to register as soon as possible. For more information about the organization, please visit the official website.

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