Opportunities

Volunteers are the heart and soul of Ronald McDonald House Charities South Central Ontario. 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.
You must be 18 years of age or older to apply to volunteer for this role.
Shift times:
9 a.m. - 1 p.m., 5 p.m. - 9 p.m., 9 p.m. - Midnight
Breakfast Service 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.
You must be 18 years of age or older to apply to volunteer for this role.
Shift times:
8 a.m. - 11 a.m.
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.
You must be 18 years of age or older to apply to volunteer for this role.
Shift times:
3:45 p.m. - 7:15 p.m. or 4:15 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.
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 16 years of age or older to apply to volunteer for this role.
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.
You must be 16 years of age or older to apply to volunteer for this role.
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.
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.
You must be 16 years of age or older to apply to volunteer for this role.
Shifts are 2-4 hours in duration and days are flexible according to the volunteer's schedule.
Support Services Assistant (General Assistance)
Support Services Assistant Volunteers help with varying tasks in different areas of Ronald McDonald House Charities South Central Ontario 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.
You must be 18 years of age or older to apply to volunteer for this role.
Shift times:
Weekdays: 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Weekends: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., 1 p.m. - 5 p.m., 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.

 

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