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

Breakfast Volunteer

Breakfast volunteers set up the continental breakfast area in the buffet servery, prepare pancakes and cook bacon, make coffee, replenish supplies, maintain the tidiness and cleanliness of the kitchen and assist families as needed. 

  • Alternating Saturdays 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.

Kitchen Assistant - Dinner

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.

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

Ronald McDonald Family Room Volunteer

The Ronald McDonald Family Room, located at McMaster Children's Hospital, provides families with a room in which to relax, watch TV or a movie, play games or with toys, use the computer, make a snack or have a cup of coffee and do laundry.

Volunteers in the Family Room provide an atmosphere of warmth and support by interacting with visitors, answering telephone calls and in-person inquiries, maintaining tidiness and cleanliness of the room, brewing coffee and assisting families with laundry.

We are currently recruiting volunteers for the following shifts:

  • Alternating Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays 1 p.m. -5 p.m. 
  • Alternating Thursdays, Fridays 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Alternating Saturdays or Sundays 9 p.m. - 1 p.m. | 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. | 5 p.m.- 9 p.m.| 9 p.m.- 11 p.m.
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.

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

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 p.m.
  • Weekends 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. | 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. |  5 p.m. - 9 p.m.

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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