The Ronald McDonald House of Scranton provides Family Rooms in three area hospitals that serve as bright, homey spaces that provide the families of sick and injured children an escape from the hospital setting yet keeping them near their children. Families will find an assortment of entertainment and food and drinks provided to them free of charge. From these family rooms, volunteers run a hospitality cart that allows them to directly visit the patients in their hospital room and interact with and bring kindness and cheerfulness to children and their families when they need it most - during medical crisis.
We are seeking volunteers for our Family Room located within Geisinger Wyoming Valley to help bring the security, comfort and fun of the Ronald McDonald House to kids, babies, and families staying in this hospitals.
Non-students and students alike enjoy the benefit of witnessing the impact they have on the hospital stays of sick children and their families. This can be a great opportunity for students, particularly those considering a career in medicine or hospitals to interact directly with child patients and their families, while learning various aspects of the medical system inside and out. We have morning and evening shifts, week days as well as weekends.
The Ronald McDonald Family Rooms (RMFR) are staffed by volunteers daily from 9am-9pm. Family Room volunteers lend a caring hand and provide information as needed, as well as making sure the room is clean and properly stocked. Volunteers must be at least 18 years old and are asked to fulfill a 3-hour shift once a week for a period of at least 3 months. Daily shifts are from 9am-12pm, 12-3pm, 3-6pm and 6-9pm.
Duties of Family Room Volunteers include the following:
- Registering guests
- Provide orientation to first time guests and go over Guidelines & Expectations
- Keep simple statistical records
- Enforce rules and guidelines when necessary
- Keep the Family Room neat and tidy
- Offer resources to families
- Help provide a warm, friendly atmosphere for families
- Clearly communicate with Ronald McDonald House and hospital staff when necessary
Feel Free to Contact Us with Questions to Find Out if Ronald McDonald House Family Rooms Are the Right Fit For You!