Volunteers are truly the life source of WISH for OUR HEROES. Across our entire national organization, we have just one paid employee. Everyone else generously volunteers their time, assisting us in our goal of “Helping Heroes Battle Hardships”. Most of our “behind the scenes” volunteers work from home, and we sometimes have opportunities at our offices in San Antonio, Texas and Noblesville, Indiana. From our event volunteers to our staff-level volunteers, each person makes a significant contribution to our troops and their families. We encourage you to review our volunteer opportunities to find one that is right for you. To apply, simply complete a volunteer form and someone from our team will contact you. Your time and talents can really make a difference for WISH for OUR HEROES and the military families we serve.
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Volunteer Opportunities (National Office)
Marketing/Public Relations Coordinator
Assist the Director of Marketing with monthly newsletter, marketing special events, working with media, issuing press releases and enhancing our public image. Marketing and PR experience is preferred but not necessary.
Average Time Investment: 2 – 5 hours per week
We are constantly looking for organized and efficient volunteers for our administrative team. Basic office tasks such as updating databases and spreadsheets, to tracking donations and drafting thank you notes, are a large part of our daily operations. Experience with Microsoft Excel and Word required.
Average Time Investment: 5-15 hours per week.
Fundraising coordinator works hand-in-hand with local businesses, corporations and other organizations to obtain financial support and/or in-kind donations for local military families. The fundraising coordinator solicits donations through personal visits, writing letters and phone calls within the business and retail community. Donations include food, clothing, gift cards, toys, travel accommodations, financial support and more.
Average Time Investment: 2-5 hours per week
Wish coordinators make dreams come true. Despite the joy and sense of accomplishment that comes with the position, this role is extremely demanding, and requires organized, goal-oriented individuals with a knack for multi-tasking and getting things done quickly and efficiently. Wish coordinators will work directly with our lead wish coordinator to grant and coordinate approved wishes. Applicants should possess the ability to communicate well with wish recipients, and should represent the organization in a professional manner. Phone and computer required.
Average Time Investment: 5-15 hours per week
Event coordinators assist leadership with the planning and coordination of events. Event coordinators are detail-oriented, and make sure all aspects of an event are planned for properly. Event coordinators work with marketing to ensure the correct audience has been reached, equipment (tables, tents, banners, etc.) requirements are met and that volunteers are coordinated. Events include fundraising, community outreach, and events for military families and more. This position is very important and offers the opportunity to see projects through from start to finish.
Average Time Investment: 5 hours per week
This is one of our most popular choices for people who like to volunteer at actual events. As a community outreach position, you will be responsible for positively representing W4OH at fundraising and community events (i.e. sporting events, golf outings, holiday gift/food drives), and will have the opportunity to meet and directly assist military members and their families. We try to reward volunteers (when possible) with tickets to sporting events and other fun activities.
Average Time Investment: 2-5 hours per event