Ronald McDonald House Charities provides a "home away from home" for families of pediatric patients. Volunteers make a difference in the lives of the families that come through our doors by hosting, by listening, by nurturing and by simply being there.
Weekend Volunteers manage all basic aspects of daily operations. Volunteers may cover full days and overnight shifts, or shorter daytime shifts. Overnight volunteers have a private room and bathroom during overnight shifts; overnight shifts include sleep time, although volunteers respond to emergencies as needed throughout the day and night.
Volunteers choose which weekends or shifts they cover, and whether they are able to cover one night, two nights, or just a few hours. This is a great opportunity for families to volunteer together!
Responsibilities include: orienting guest families to House services, assisting with families checking in or out of the house, daily household cleaning and upkeep, front desk coverage, and preparing guest rooms for new families.
Orientation and training are provided. A staff member is always available on call for emergencies or questions.
COVID-19 protocols are in place including specific cleaning procedures, daily wellness checks, limited capacity for staff, volunteers and families, social distancing measures, and personal protection supplies such as gloves and masks are provided.
The mission of Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) is to create, find and support programs that directly improve the health and well being of children.
Ronald McDonald House Charities, a non-profit, 501 (c) (3) corporation, creates, finds and supports programs that directly improve the health and well being of children. Its grassroots-driven programs offer help where children need it most - right in their own communities. RMHC makes an immediate, positive impact on children's lives through its global network of local Chapters in 52 countries and regions and its three core programs: the Ronald McDonald House, Ronald McDonald Family Room and Ronald McDonald Care Mobile. These programs provide a bridge to accessible health care and allow families more time together, which helps in the healing process. RMHC and its global network of local Chapters also have hundreds of millions of dollars in grants and program services to children's programs around the world.