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A Moment of Magic is the original 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that allows college students to provide creative services to medically vulnerable children in their area. It is able to be adopted by Colleges and Universities across the United States. 

Volunteers go through rigorous and continuous training while participating in A Moment of Magic with more than 24 different training sessions spanning information on HIPAA laws, working with children with special needs, character training, learning specific phrases in Spanish and sign language, and much more. Our volunteers also participate in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion training, further establishing our organization as the leader in our service community.

Characters are also required to spend 30 hours in a hospital shadowing experienced character volunteers as "Magic Makers" (volunteers that do not dress up as characters and visit hospitals) before volunteering as a character. Volunteers continue to attend a weekly hour long training session while participating in A Moment of Magic. Each volunteer also fundraises for their own individual costume and is 'coronated' at the end of the semester with their very own special character.


Our volunteers are also required to keep a minimum of a 2.0 GPA while participating in our program and must be up to date on all hospital standards including vaccinations, trainings, background checks and more. 

We have more than 1,100 student volunteers across the country and 200 volunteer alumni. More than 850 volunteers have gone through our character training process, and currently have more than 90 different characters currently on our roster.

A Moment of Magic's volunteers have achieved more than


service hours to date. 

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Baylor University

California State Fulteron

Coastal Carolina University

East Carolina University

Flordia Atlantic University

Flordia Gulf Coast University

Fordham University

Gonzaga University

Gustavus Adolphus College

James Madison University

Loyola University of Chicago

Marquette University

Ohio State University

Ramapo College of New Jersey

St. Norbet College

Temple University

Texas Christian University

University of Cincinnati

University of Iowa

University of North Carolina

University of Pennsylvania

University of Portland

University of Virginia

University of Wisconsin-Madison

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

West Chester University

West Virginia University

Western Michigan University

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ABOUT our volunteers

Our volunteers are the heart of our foundation and the reason why we are able to do what we do, and do it excellently.

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