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Team Volunteer at Ronald McDonald House Family Room in Northwestern Prentice Hospital

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ORGANIZATION: Ronald McDonald House Charities of Chicagoland & Northwest Indiana

  • 63 people are interested

Purpose: Team Volunteers are integral to the day-to-day operations of the Ronald McDonald House inside Northwestern Prentice Hospital. No two days as a Team Volunteer are alike, and these flexible, passionate individuals handle a variety of tasks to ensure things run smoothly for the families we serve. The House serves as a place of respite for families whose newborns are receiving medical treatment in the NICU. The space is located on the hospital’s 10 th floor, within the NICU, and features a kitchenette, living area, TV, shower, playroom and five sleep rooms.

Location: Ronald McDonald House inside Northwestern Prentice Hospital, 250 E. Superior St., Chicago, IL 60611.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Interact professionally with guests, other volunteers, donors, visitors and staff.
  • Work at the front desk to welcome and assist guests, check in families, accept donations, help with administrative projects and answer the phone.
  • Complete simple household tasks to maintain a clean and functional space. Responsibilities vary widely but may include: cleaning, doing laundry, restocking and organizing the pantry area, as well as sanitizing surfaces and other items.
  • Help families by preparing guest rooms for their arrival, answering basic questions and directing them throughout the House.
  • Assist with the preparation for and/or cleanup of varied services, such as meals and activities.
  • Deliver and pick up laundry and supplies, as needed.
  • Remain flexible and willing to complete wide-ranging tasks to meet current needs.

Qualifications:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Ability to work professionally and collaboratively with other volunteers and staff.
  • Desire to create and maintain a caring and compassionate environment for guest families.
  • Willingness to engage with and provide service to guest families.
  • Comfortable cleaning and maintaining a high-level of organization.
  • Must be capable of standing, squatting and carrying up to 15 pounds.
  • Volunteers must be dependable, trustworthy, friendly and flexible.

Time Commitment and Scheduling:

  • Volunteers must commit to one weekly, three-hour shift for at least one year.
  • Team Volunteer shifts are available seven days a week and are three-hours long.

Training and Support:

  • Volunteers must complete both the RMHC-CNI and Northwestern Prentice Hospital onboarding requirements, including: orientation/info sessions, background checks, health screening/proof of vaccinations, and an on-site shadow shift.
  • Team Volunteers report to the Northwestern Prentice House staff and Volunteer Services Manager.

Applying:

  • Interested individuals can submit an online application: http://vhub.at/northwesternprenticevolunteers

3 Shifts

  • morning / 09:00 AM to 12:00 PM CST
  • afternoon / 12:00 PM to 03:00 PM CST
  • evening / 03:00 PM to 06:00 PM CST
  • NONE OF THESE TIMES WORK FOR ME, BUT I CAN STILL HELP
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About Ronald McDonald House Charities of Chicagoland & Northwest Indiana

Location:

1301 W. 22nd St, Suite 905, Oak Brook, IL 60523, US

Mission Statement

We exist so families can get better together.

Description

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Chicagoland & Northwest Indiana (RMHC-CNI) is an independent, 501(c)(3) organization with the mission of existing so families can get better together. Every night, more than 150 families heal together because of the comfort, compassion and community they find at our five area Ronald McDonald Houses and three Ronald McDonald Family Rooms. That’s 44,000 nights each year when families are able to stay close to their children, helping them to heal faster and saving them more than $9 million in lodging and food costs. We are located near Advocate Children's Hospital, Loyola University Medical Center, University of Chicago Comer Children's Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Edward Hospital in Naperville and Central DuPage Hospital.

CAUSE AREAS

Children & Youth
Community
Health & Medicine
Children & Youth, Community, Health & Medicine

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.
This opportunity has 3 shifts

WHERE

250 E. Superior St.ChicagoChicago, IL 60611

(41.89618,-87.62082)
 

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Volunteers must commit to one weekly, three-hour shift for at least one year. Team Volunteer shifts are available seven days a week and are three-hours long.
  • Volunteers must complete both the RMHC-CNI and Northwestern Prentice Hospital onboarding requirements, including: orientation/info sessions, background checks, health screening/proof of vaccinations, and an on-site shadow shift.

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