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ORGANIZATION: Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Northeast Ohio

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PURPOSE

Ronald McDonald House Charities (r) of Northeast Ohio (RMHC NEO) mission is to enhance the healthcare experience for families and children through comfort, care and supportive services.

The STAR Corner is a free service of the RMHC NEO, which provides a fun, welcoming, educational environment for children while their sibling or caregiver receives medical/wellness care. Staff and volunteers work with children on age-appropriate lessons involving healthy habits, positive peer socialization and school readiness skills. Additionally, staff and volunteers will provide each family with "Takeaway" information and other supporting materials to promote a greater awareness of community resources to help impact future well-being.

The STAR Corner volunteer will be involved in tasks to assist families who utilize the services of the Medical Center. In addition to supporting families, the volunteer will assist with daily teaching activities with children in the Corner and provide an awareness of services and resources available for families to access.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Directly interact with children and family members.
  • Monitor and encourage positive child to child and family interactions.
  • Maintain Corner child ratio expectations.
  • Awareness of available Medical Center and community resources to share with families.
  • Help maintain a comfortable environment that encourages child and family interactions.
  • Foster a caring and inclusive atmosphere for all.
  • Support interns and staff on duty, answer questions and intervene when necessary.
  • Attend meetings and training courses as requested.
  • Enforce and abide by RMHC NEO and Medical Center policies and procedures.
  • Light lifting of supplies.
  • Preparing the Corner for program services to include opening and closing procedures.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience working or volunteering with children and/or families.
  • Strong communication skills and ability to work independently.
  • Interpersonal skills and ability to work with individuals from diverse backgrounds.
  • Good judgment and decision-making skills.
  • Passion for making a difference in the lives of children and families.

TIME COMMITMENT

  • 3 hour shifts available:
    • 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday - Friday
    • 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Monday - Friday

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About Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Northeast Ohio

Location:

10415 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44106, US

Mission Statement

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Northeast Ohio, Inc. enhances the healthcare experience for families and children through comfort, care and supportive services.

Description

Each year, thousands of families whose children are receiving medical care throughout Northeast Ohio are served through our programs:

  • Ronald McDonald House programs in Cleveland and Akron give families a welcoming place to stay so they can focus on caring for their children.
  • Ronald McDonald Family Room programs in four Cleveland-area hospitals offer a space for families to rest and recharge just steps from their child’s treatment room.
  • Ronald McDonald Care Mobile, in partnership with UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s, provides dental service to children ages 3-12 in underserved areas of Northeast Ohio.
  • Ronald McDonald STAR programs offer a fun learning environment for children during siblings’ outpatient visits.
  • RedTreehouse.org, the online Ronald McDonald Family Resource Link, supports the well-being of families and children with challenges, disabilities and health care needs.

CAUSE AREAS

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

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

6505 Market StreetBoardman, OH 44512

(41.03243,-80.65992)
 

SKILLS

  • Youth Services
  • Child Welfare
  • Child Care
  • Children Medical Services
  • Child Development
  • Pediatrics

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • 3 hour shift, weekly or biweekly for 3 months

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