RMHC of the Bluegrass(r) provides housing for families of ill or injured children in a communal living setting. It is critical to maintain a safe and sanitary environment in order to protect the health of Families, Employees, Volunteers, Visitors or Others to help flatten the community spread of COVID-19 in Fayette County and beyond. Out of an abundance of caution, we have made the decision to suspend ALL volunteer activity and non-essential Staff & Visitors to RMHC of the Bluegrass until further notice. The Ronald McDonald Family Room is expanding to include a "Happy Wheels" Hospitality Cart to serve families seeking treatment in the UK Pediatrics Specialty Clinic. Volunteers will staff the cart and distribute snacks, drinks, simple activities while being a calm and positive presence. Currently, the Happy Wheels Cart is operating on Wednesdays from 10am-1pm, but we do anticipate additional days being added in the fall.
Volunteers must be 18 years or older and are asked to sign up for at least two three-hour shifts per month for 6 consecutive months.
The Happy Wheels Hospitality Cart is a partnership between Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Bluegrass and the Kentucky Children's Hospital. All volunteers must go through the process of becoming a volunteer through KCH, which includes an orientation, background check, drug screen and TB test. The next orientation is on September 28, 2019.
About Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Bluegrass
1300 Sports Center Drive, Lexington, KY 40502, US
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.
Children & Youth
Health & Medicine
We'll work with your schedule.
UK Pediatric Specialty Clinic740 S. Limestone Lexington KY 40536Lexington, KY40536
April 24, 2020
Must be at least 18
Orientation or Training
2 shifts per month (6 hours total) for 6 consecutive months
Volunteers must go through the hospital volunteer screenings including an orientation, background check, drug screen and TB test. The next orientation is September 28, 2019.