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Friday May 27th, 2016 8:15AM

Make-A-Wish seeks Gainesville volunteers

By Staff
GAINESVILLE - The Georgia chapter of Make-A-Wish is recruiting wish-granting volunteers in Gainesville and surrounding areas to help local children with life-threatening illnesses have their wishes come true.

Since 1995, Make-A-Wish Georgia has been granting the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions. There are currently over 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.

Make-A-Wish will be hosting a Volunteer Training in Gainesville later this month, and registration is now open. At the training sessions, would-be volunteeres 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.

Two sessions are planned in Gainesville. One on Sept. 28 from 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. and one on Sept. 29 from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Both will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn on Browns Bridge Road.

Volunteers must be 21-years-old or older and complete a background check prior to beginning volunteering.

Registration will be open until noon Thursday, Sept. 27. To register, contact Deirdre Trevett, Volunteer Manager at dtrevett@ga-al.wish.org or call 770-916-9474 ext 14.
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