Make-A-Wish has desire of its own: Find York County volunteers


The local branch of Make-A-Wish is looking for local volunteers to help connect sick kids to their wildest dreams.

The foundation, which grants wishes for kids with life-threatening medical conditions, seeks York countians who want to work with the children, said local director Ann Waltman.

The volunteers meet with applicants and their families, then work as liaisons throughout the process. They're matched with cases that align with their interests, skills and hours of availability, she said.

Waltman said about 35 volunteers are active in York County right now, which is about normal.

"We always just could use more," she said, explaining why the organization had put out the call for more help.

They're looking for outgoing people who like working with kids and have regular access to a car, Waltman said. Volunteers must be 21 or older.

"We definitely could use Spanish-speaking volunteers," she said.

The organization is working with a couple of families that speak Spanish, and none of their volunteers do, Waltman said.

A training session is scheduled for 4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 6, at Make-A-Wish offices at 2951 Whiteford Road, Suite 304, in Springettsbury Township.

Anyone interested in attending the three-hour session (which includes dinner) should call 757-9474 or email Waltman at