The Ronald McDonald House Charities provides a home-away-from-home and support services for critically ill children and their families.Through a partnership with VCU Health, the Happy Wheels cart provides age appropriate activities and items to families at the Children's Hospital of Richmond at VCU.
Key Responsibilities: Volunteers will run the Happy Wheels hospitality cart by handing out age-appropriate activity packs to families in the waiting areas of the Children’s Pavilion. Volunteers will arrive at the Children’s Pavilion, obtain the cart, go through the Happy Wheels route, and return the cart and organize supplies.
Impact and Outcomes: To engage with families in the lobby areas of the Children’s Pavilion by providing extra support and items to keep children busy throughout their day at the hospital. All items handed out on the cart are donated to RMHC of Richmond.
Training and Support: General hospital orientation is provided by VCU Health staff and role-specific training is provided by RMHC of Richmond staff.
Commitment: Volunteers must commit to at least 1-2 shifts per month that will be approximately 2 hours long on weekday mornings.
Qualifications: Must have a caring attitude and the ability to work patiently with a variety of ages. Must be comfortable interacting with children. Must be able to communicate well with children and adults. Prior experience with children, personally or professionally, is preferred. Must be willing to represent Ronald McDonald House Charities of Richmond while serving onsite at the Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU.
- Program Management
- Youth Services
- Children Medical Services
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training