We rely on the help of our volunteers to provide a home to everyday moments for families of sick children. Our families rely on a friendly smile and a welcome ear as they travel their child’s journey. We are always looking for compassionate individuals to bring comfort to families at Ronald McDonald House Charities® South Central Ontario (RMHC®SCO) and our Ronald McDonald Family Rooms®.
We love to volunteer because we get more out of it than we put in. We feel good about what we've done after every shift.
Interested in volunteering? Apply today!
Manager, Volunteer Services
Tel: (905) 521-9983, Ext. 2110
Sign up for an information session to learn more about our volunteer opportunities.
You must be 18 years of age or older to apply to volunteer and a minimum commitment of one year is expected. (Note: there are select opportunities for applicants 16 years and older to volunteer accompanied by an adult 18 years or older.)
You must have a clear police check (criminal records and judicial matters check) no more than three months old.
Family Room and Happy Wheels Hospitality Cart Volunteers must also provide proof of immunizations and two-step TB test.
Once we have had a chance to review your application, if you are considered a potential candidate, we will contact you to arrange an interview.
We place the most suitable volunteer in each position at Ronald McDonald House. Our placement decision is based on the availability of the volunteer, our scheduling needs, and the skills required for each position. Therefore, we prefer you volunteer in one area for a minimum of six months before exploring other opportunities. After this time, you are welcome to hold multiple roles as long as you have received appropriate training in each area.
Volunteers receive a general orientation, hands-on training and ongoing support in their roles.
We strive to be as flexible as possible to make volunteering easier. While we’d love to have you here often, volunteers are expected to commit to two shifts per month. Volunteers may select from a variety of shifts. We will work together to find a role that meets your availability and schedule.
Volunteering with Ronald McDonald House can be a rewarding experience for those dedicated to making a positive contribution to making our House a home-away-from home. We are looking for volunteers who are customer service oriented, compassionate and dependable.
The volunteer services department is not responsible for hiring paid employees. If you are interested in employment at Ronald McDonald House Charities® South Central Ontario, please review our posted opportunities.
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