The Heart of our House
The role of our volunteers is not to be underestimated. The time they devote to making our House a home gives our families a sense of comfort when they need it the most. Our volunteers set the atmosphere of the House in many ways. All candidates who wish to volunteer should:
- Be personable, patient, and a good communicator.
- Be able to deal with the public in a helpful and supportive manner.
- Be resourceful and able to work independently as well as in a team.
- Represent the house in a professional manner.
- Demonstrate respect for confidentiality.
- Attend new volunteer orientation and other training, when available.
- Be prepared to make a long-term commitment to the House.
Continue reading below to learn about the various volunteer opportunities offered. If you are interested in volunteering, please apply and select the opportunity you are interested in.
If you have any questions, please email Ashlyn Hay at Ahay@rmhghv.org.
House Volunteers assist staff with providing a pleasant and comfortable stay for our house guests. Activities include housekeeping, organizing and stocking, working with meal program groups, and other tasks as needed.
We ask for a minimum of two 3-hour scheduled shifts a month. There are shifts every day of the week from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. / 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. / 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Reception Volunteers greet guests and visitors of the House and provide a warm and inviting atmosphere to our community. Activities include front desk coverage (check-in/check-out), answering phone calls, greeting families and taking room requests, clerical assistance and other tasks as needed.
We ask for a minimum of one 3-hour scheduled shift a week. There are shifts every day of the week from 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. / 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. / 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Special Events Volunteer
Special Events Volunteers assist with community outreach and fundraising events. Candidates for this position must have a flexible schedule. Shifts depend upon the event.
Meals on the House
Following a menu provided by Ronald McDonald House of the Greater Hudson Valley (RMHGHV), volunteers will work in the kitchen at the House preparing meals that will be individually portioned and distributed to partnering hospitals to serve families of hospitalized children.
Shifts are Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Chef for a Day
Are you a trained and experienced Chef? We are looking for Chef’s to volunteer in guiding Day of Service volunteer groups through a cooking demonstration. Volunteer groups will learn and prepare the meal alongside the guest Chef to serve families of Ronald McDonald House of the Greater Hudson Valley (RMHGHV).
Shifts are available depending on group sign up time from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
If you are a group of more than ten individuals looking to volunteer, please CLICK HERE for more information about a Day of Service.
For all Volunteer questions, please contact Ashlyn Hay at Ahay@rmhghv.org