Help make hospitals more hospitable! Two Volunteer Positions Available: 1. Ronald McDonald House at TCH Volunteers age 18 and older work in the 20 bedroom House at Texas Children's and support families whose children are being treated in the Intensive Care areas of the hospital.
2. Ronald McDonald Family Room Volunteers at TCH age 18 and older support patients and families on the Oncology/Hematology Inpatient floor, at the Outpatient Cancer Clinic, and in the Pediatric and Cardiovascular Intensive Care Units.
Volunteers help keep the RMH facilities at Texas Children's tidy and stocked with supplies, check families in and out of the bedrooms, visit with parents, assist with other projects, and bake cookies. By providing a caring presence, volunteers cultivate a culture of support and connection amongst families with children in the units.
Family Room and House at TCH Volunteers make a 3 or 6 month commitment. Volunteers commit to a weekly shift for 3 months or two shifts per month for 6 months. Volunteer opportunities are available from 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. seven days a week. Shifts are scheduled in 3 hour time blocks.
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Please note, due to COVID-19 safety protocols, we have paused volunteer onboarding. To receive regular updates and be informed when we are resuming our volunteer program, please complete a volunteer application.
To apply, fill out volunteer application at this link: https://rmhhouston.org/individual-volunteer-program-application-instructions/
Houston's Ronald McDonald House offers a home away from home providing care, compassion and hope to families with seriously ill children being treated in Texas Medical Center member institutions.
Ronald McDonald House Houston opened its doors in 1981 to offer a home away from home to the families with seriously ill children being treated in Texas Medical Center member institutions. Houston's RMH operates several locations that offer home-like environments to these seriously ill children and their families:
50 bedroom House on Holcombe Boulevard
20 bedroom House inside Texas Children's Hospital
14 bedroom House inside Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital
Cardiovascular ICU Family Room at Texas Children's Hospital
Hematology/Oncology Inpatient Family Room at Texas Children's Hospital
Outpatient Family Room at Texas Children's Hospital
Women's Pavilion Family Room at Texas Children's Hospital
Family Room program at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
Each of these facilities serves a different population. The Holcombe House is generally home to families from outside Houston while the in-hospital facilities primarily serve families from the greater Houston area. At RMH Houston, the families find comfort, encouragement and support from volunteers, staff and other families, who share similar experiences, during an unimaginably difficult time in their lives.
Ronald McDonald House Houston is able to provide these services because of the generous gifts of time and financial support provided by individuals, companies, and foundations throughout the Houston community.