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In-House Volunteers

In-House Volunteers help meet the needs of families at the Ronald McDonald House and assist with day to day operations.

  • Guest Services Volunteers assist with reception by answering phones, reserving rooms, checking families in and out, and receiving donations. In addition, they assist with the daily needs of the House and provide support to our guest families.
  • House Warmer Volunteers help to ensure that the Ronald McDonald House is comfortable, clean, organized and well-supplied. House Warmers also greet guests and give tours of the House to new guest families and visiting members of the community.

Family Room Volunteers

Family Room Volunteers support families of pediatric patients at the Bernard & Millie Duker Children’s Hospital at Albany Med. They welcome guests to the Ronald McDonald Family Room, offer support, and lend a listening ear to those who need it.  In addition, they maintain a home-like atmosphere by providing snacks, coffee, entertainment and comfort items while ensuring guests adhere to all Family Room rules and policies.

The Ronald McDonald Family Room is staffed by volunteers each day from 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM.

Meal Program Partners (Love is Served)

Meal Program Partners work in small groups to prepare and serve freshly-made meals for guest families at the Ronald McDonald House.

You don’t need to be a world-class chef to provide a tasty, home-cooked meal. Meal Program Partners make a tremendous difference in the lives of our guest families. And the feeling you’ll get from helping will feed your soul.

Click here to learn more about the Love is Served meal program at the Ronald McDonald House.

Volunteer Groups

Volunteer groups can support RMHC-CR in all kinds of ways. Help from your office or meeting space by holding a wish list drive to help stock the shelves for the Ronald McDonald House and Ronald McDonald Family Room. Host a fundraiser like selling paper hearts or declaring a dress down day to help raise much needed funds. Or sign up to visit the Ronald McDonald House with a group to provide a meal or help with household chores.

Small groups of volunteers can sign up to come to the Ronald McDonald House to provide a meal or baked goods, or help out with household chores.

Kid & Family-Friendly Volunteer Opportunities

We welcome volunteers of all ages! Volunteers under 15 years of age are asked to work with a parent or other adult to support RMHC-CR. Our kid and family-friendly volunteer opportunities include Family Volunteer Days, Kids Helping Kids community volunteer day, Teen Ambassador and Teen Board programs, and the Read for RMHC-CR program.

Event Planning Committees

You can have fun and make a difference by participating on the planning committee for one (or more) of our signature fundraising events:

  • Radiothon (January)
  • Family Fun Run/Birthday Bash (June)
  • Golf Tournament & Banquet (September)

Apply now!

For more information about volunteering with RMHC of the Capital Region, contact Tricia Dzurica, Volunteer Coordinator, at (518) 438-2655 or email tdzurica@rmhcofalbany.org.

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