Opportunities

 

Volunteers are the heart and soul of Ronald McDonald House Charities Hamilton. We rely on our team of dedicated and committed volunteers who play a valuable role in the day-to-day running of our House, the Ronald McDonald Family Room and caring for our families.

Current Volunteer Opportunities include:

Reception Volunteer

Reception volunteers are the first contact families and donors encounter when they enter the House. These volunteers will greet and welcome families and visitors, answer the telephone and re-direct calls, manage daily family health checks and provide overall assistance to families and staff as needed.

We are currently recruiting volunteers for the following shifts:

  • Alternating Sundays 9 p.m. - Midnight
  • Alternating Fridays 9 p.m. - Midnight
  • Alternating Saturdays 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
You must be 18 years of age or older to apply to volunteer and a minimum commitment of one year is expected.

Breakfast Volunteer

Volunteers oversee the continental breakfast service we provide families each morning in our dining room. Volunteers make coffee, replenish breakfast items and supplies in the self-serve buffet, maintain the tidiness and cleanliness of the servery and family kitchen, and assist & chat with families as needed.

  • Alternating Fridays 8 a.m. - 11 a.m. 
  • Alternating Saturdays 8 a.m. - 11 a.m.
  • Alternating Sundays 8 a.m. - 11 a.m. 
  • Alternating Mondays 8 a.m. - 11 a.m. 

You must be 18 years of age or older to apply to volunteer and a minimum commitment of one year is expected.

Dinner Service Volunteer

Kitchen Assistant Volunteers work with our chef to help serve and replenish our hot/cold buffet, tidy the serving area, and pack up/label leftover meals for families to take with them to the hospital.

We are currently recruiting volunteers for the following shifts:

  • Alternating Saturdays 4 p.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Alternating Sundays 3:45 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.
  • Alternating Mondays 4:15 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.
  • Alternating Thursdays 3:45 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.
  • Alternating Fridays 3:30 p.m. - 7:15 p.m. (a small amount of meal prep is done during this shift)

You must be 18 years of age or older to apply to volunteer and a minimum commitment of one year is expected.

Lawn & Yard Maintenance Volunteer

Volunteers are needed to help us keep our lawns looking beautiful for the families staying at the House. Duties include mowing the lawn, trimming grass, sweeping, bagging and discarding cut grass.

A flexible schedule is available. Volunteers may come in any day of the week. Volunteers may select any day and time that best suits their own schedule.

You must be 18 years of age or older to apply to volunteer and a minimum commitment of one year is expected.

Gardening Volunteer

Volunteers are needed to help maintain our beautiful gardens for families to enjoy while they stay at the House.  Duties include weeding, clipping, pruning plants.

This role suits either individuals wishing to volunteer their time, friends seeking a fun opportunity together, or groups of people.

A flexible schedule is available. Volunteers may come in any day of the week. Volunteers may select any day and time that best suits their own schedule.

You must be 18 years of age or older to apply to volunteer and a minimum commitment of one year is expected.

House Refresher

House Refresher Volunteers assist our housekeeping staff with maintaining the cleanliness and tidiness of our House. Duties include dusting, sweeping, vacuuming the common areas of the House and helping with House laundry. Shifts are 2-4 hours in duration and days are flexible according to the volunteer's schedule.

Support Services Assistant

Support Services Assistant Volunteers help with varying tasks in different areas of Ronald McDonald House Charities Hamilton and the Ronald McDonald Family Room. 

Volunteers cover for cancelled volunteer shifts for the reception, kitchen and Family Room. Duties also include walking supplies over to the Family Room at McMaster Hospital, tidying our culinary kitchen, sorting food and re-stocking cupboards in our Family Kitchen, re-stocking storage rooms, organizing donations, light housekeeping and room preparations for new families, and conducting tours for guests to the House.

The Support Services Assistant role will best suit a flexible, self-starter who prefers a variety of challenges and thrives on different tasks at each shift.

We are currently recruiting volunteers for the following shifts:

  • Weekdays 5 - 9 pm
  • Weekends 9 am - 1 pm, 1 pm - 5 pm, 5 pm - 9 pm

 

You must be 18 years of age or older to apply to volunteer and a minimum commitment of one year is expected.

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