Team Volunteer with Ronald McDonald House Charities

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Recruiting Organization: Ronald McDonald House Charities of Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana

Purpose: Ronald McDonald House Charities of Chicagoland & Northwest Indiana (RMHC-CNI) provides housing, support and community so families with sick children can stay together. Team Volunteers are integral to this work by helping with the day-to-day operations of our Houses and Family Rooms. No two days as a Team Volunteer are alike, and these flexible, passionate individuals handle a variety of tasks to ensure our locations run smoothly for the families we serve.


1. RMH near Advocate Children’s Hospital: 4410 W. 93 rd St., Oak Lawn, IL 60453

2. RMH near Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital: ON150 Winfield Rd., Winfield, IL 60190

3. RMH near Loyola University Medical Center: 1 Airmail Rd., Hines, IL 60141

4. RMH near Lurie Children’s: 211 E. Grand Ave., Chicago, IL 60611

5. RMH near UChicago Medicine Comer Children’s Hospital: 5444 S. Drexel Ave., Chicago, IL 60615

Key Responsibilities:

  • Interact professionally with guests, other volunteers, donors, visitors and RMHC-CNI staff.
  • Complete simple household tasks and maintain a clean and functional space. Responsibilities vary widely but may include: cleaning, doing laundry, and changing light bulbs, as well as restocking or organizing common spaces, kitchens and storage areas.
  • Work at the front desk to welcome and assist guests, accept donations, assist with administrative projects and answer the phone.
  • Give tours to volunteer groups, families and other visitors.
  • Help families by preparing guest rooms for their arrival, answering basic questions and directing them throughout the House or Family Room.
  • Assist with the preparation for and/or cleanup of volunteer group activities.
  • Remain flexible and willing to complete wide-ranging tasks to meet current needs.


· Fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and able/willing to show proof of vaccination in order to participate at RMHC-CNI locations.

· Agreement with and alignment to all RMHC-CNI rules, policies and protocols, including our current, post-COVID participation requirements.

· Must be at least 18 years of age.

· Ability to work professionally and collaboratively with other volunteers and RMHC-CNI staff.

· Desire to create and maintain a caring and compassionate environment for guest families.

· Willingness to engage with and provide service to all families and visitors.

· Volunteers must be dependable, trustworthy, friendly and flexible.

Time Commitment and Scheduling:

· Volunteers must commit to two set, recurring shifts each month for at least one year.

· Team Volunteer shifts occur seven days a week, and are 3-4 hours long (location dependent).

Training and Support:

· Volunteers must complete an orientation session, background check and on-site shadow shifts.

· Team Volunteers report to RMHC-CNI staff at each location.

Stipend ProvidedFalse

Training ProvidedFalse

Housing AvailableFalse

Language/Cultral Support AvailableFalse

Wheelchair AccessibleFalse

Fee RequiredFalse

Fee Amount: None

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