Age Minimum (with Adult): 18+, Minimum Age:18+
Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) provides support services for families with critically ill children who are being treated at Richmond-area hospitals. RMHC of Richmond is looking for reliable volunteers to serve as House Volunteers to aid in the day-to-day operations of the Ronald McDonald House so that families can stay close to their children while they are receiving treatment.
Impact and Outcomes:
House Volunteers ensure that everything in the House runs smoothly to allow for families to stay in a clean, comfortable, and cozy environment while their children receive medical treatment at nearby hospitals.
Manning the front desk, which includes answering the phone and door
Completing light household chores (i.e. sweeping, cleaning kitchen/dishes, laundry, etc.)
Accepting and organizing donations
Interacting with families on occasion while maintaining appropriate boundaries.
Able to handle the physical demands this position may require: going up and down stairs comfortably (there are four stories with no elevator), and lifting up to 25 pounds.
Volunteers must commit to a weekly 3-hour shift for at least 6 months
Shifts are typically available every day of the week from: 9:00 am-12:00 pm, 12:00 pm-3:00 pm, 3:00 pm-6:00 pm, 6:00 pm-9:00 pm
Training and support:
Individuals must complete a background check prior to beginning volunteer service
Individuals must complete a training session prior to beginning volunteer service
House Volunteers are primarily supervised by the House Coordinator and the Guest Services Coordinator
Volunteers must be at least 18 years old
Volunteers must be dependable, trustworthy, friendly, flexible, and willing to work independently
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