Do You Believe In Make Believe?


Only Make Believe offers a variety of volunteer opportunities for individuals and corporations looking for a way to make a difference and get more involved with our programs.  As an Only Make Believe Volunteer, you can join in a group activity or even participate from home!  You can help us at one of our sites or organize an Only Make Believe event in your own community.

Ongoing Opportunities

Cape Crusade

We’re always looking for enthusiastic individuals with sewing skills!  One of our most popular costume items are our fabulous capes and we need talented individuals to create them.  Join the Cape Crusade and we’ll provide you with all the materials.

Cast Party

Bring a group of 5 to 12 volunteers to share the fun of an Only Make Believe show! Your group will travel to one of our hospitals, decorate the playroom, enjoy the show performed by Only Make Believe actors, and throw a party for the kids.
**This event includes a fee to cover materials.

Only Make Believe Buddy

Sometimes a child needs a helping hand during a performance or a caring person to give them a little extra attention. Join Only Make Believe actors on-site to help dress children in costumes, assist hospital staff in bringing kids to the workshop and brighten a child’s day.

Get Your Community Involved

You can support Only Make Believe by creating your very own Only Make Believe fundraising event. Host a casual-dress day, a bake sale, a costume competition or a movie marathon and donate the proceeds to Only Make Believe.  Our VIP Program (Volunteer Initiated Philanthropy) is designed to give you all the tools you need to host your own fundraiser. Learn more here.

If you would like more information or would like to apply, please email us.  For New York inquiries email Channie Waites, Program Consultant, at  For Washington, DC area inquiries email Lauren Bilich, Volunteer Coordinator, at or check out our events page for some of our upcoming opportunities.