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Opportunity Details

Family Services, Health & Wellness
Families
Cleaning,Administrative Support/Clerical

Age Minimum (with Adult): 18+, Minimum Age:18+

House Volunteer

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.

 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manning the front desk, which includes answering the phone and door

  • Completing light household chores (i.e. sweeping, cleaning kitchen/dishes, laundry, etc.)

  • Resetting bedrooms

  • 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.

 

Commitment:

  • 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

 

Qualifications:

  • Volunteers must be at least 18 years old

  • Volunteers must be dependable, trustworthy, friendly, flexible, and willing to work independently

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Volunteers needed through 1/24/2020

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