Time commitment: One-off

Date: Various

Skills required: Energy, enthusiasm and a loud voice

Why we need you

We wouldn’t be able to grant wishes without people like you. You help us to research fundraising opportunities and help at special events which help to cover the costs of the wishes. You visit children and capture their One True Wish. You collect vital funds at bucket collections and cheer on our #wishheroes who raise money for wishes. Every role is important, and every role makes a difference to desperately ill children.


Make-A-Wish UK creates life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses.

A wish gives a desperately ill child and their family time away from the daily struggles of living with a serious condition. Since 1986, Make-A-Wish has turned the wishes of more than 13,000 seriously ill children into magical realities – creating memories to treasure forever, whatever their future may hold.

We’re looking for enthusiastic and loud cheerers to cheer on our #wishheroes taking on a challenge to raise money for Make-A-Wish at the following events.

London Landmarks Half Marathon - 29th March 2020, London

Brighton Marathon - 19th April 2020, Brighton

London Marathon Expo - 22nd – 25th April 2020, London

London Marathon - 26th April 2020, London

Ride London 100 - 16th August 2020, London

Great North Run - 13th September 2020, Newcastle

Cardiff Half Marathon - 4th October 2020, Cardiff

Royal Parks Half Marathon - 11th October 2020, London

Please specify which event you are interested in supporting when filling in your application.

What difference will you make?

Make-A-Wish grants life-changing wishes throughout the UK and last year more children turned to us than ever before. To ensure that we are able to grant wishes to more and more children we need to raise vital funds. Those who take on a challenge help us to do just that and you’re the one to encourage them in their journey.

By cheering them on the day of the event, you’ll make sure that they feel valued and supported in what they do. Thanks to your enthusiasm they’ll know that what they do is important and will be encouraged to go until the finish line and raise more money.

What will I be doing?

On the day of the event you’ll be at one of our cheering points cheering the #wishheroes as loud as possible. Your role is to make as much positive noise as possible and make the Make-A-Wish cheering spot visible.

What skills and attributes do I need?

  • Enthusiasm about Make-A-Wish and the children we help
  • Loud voice
  • Passion to encourage others

How much time do I need to commit?

You’ll need to be available on the day of the event, usually from mid-morning until mid-afternoon

What support will I be given?

  • You’ll be provided with materials and equipment to cheer on the day
  • Reimbursement of out-of-pocket expenses

What will I get from volunteering?

  • Meet new people
  • Loads of fun
  • The satisfaction in knowing you’re making a real difference to the lives of seriously ill children and young people

The organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS disclosure will be requested where required

Make-A-Wish is committed to attracting and recruiting diverse candidates as it’s important that our trustees, employees, ambassadors and volunteers reflect the communities we serve at every level within the organisation.

All volunteer roles are subject to an informal interview and two satisfactory references.

We're not currently recruiting for this role but if you'd like to have an informal chat about it, please contact the People & Culture Team at 0118 304 2777 or [email protected].