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 HIPPA laws, working with children with special needs, character training, learning specific phrases in Spanish and sign language, and much more, further establishing our organization as the leader in our service community.

Characters are also required to spend 40 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 shots, trainings, background checks and more. 

We have more than 1,100 student volunteers across the country and 100 volunteer alumni. We have gotten more than 850 volunteers through our character training process, and have more than 76 different characters currently on our roster.

A Moment of Magic's volunteers have achieved more than


service hours to date. 

Our Royal Family

Coastal Carolina University

College of Mount Saint Vincent

East Carolina University

Fordham University

Gonzaga University

Gustavus Adolphus College

James Madison University

Martinsburg High School

Oakland University

Ohio State University

Temple University
University of Arizona

University of Cincinnati

University of Iowa

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

University of Pennsylvania

University of Portland
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Western Michigan University
West Virginia University


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


A Moment of Magic