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Current Opportunities

Current Opportunities

We’re always looking for people to help around the House, Family Room, or at our events. Whether that’s preparing meals, handling administration tasks, coordinating activities or simply putting smiles on the faces of kids and families staying with us, you make a difference!

 

If you think you’d be a good fit for any of our current opportunities or have any questions, contact us at volunteer@rmhbc.ca.

Family Services Support

Family Services volunteers are the first-point contact for all residents and visitors to the House, providing administrative support to the front desk staff as well as front-line support to families and visitors.

 

Volunteer tasks include:

Answering phones, taking messages and re-directing calls as appropriate

Completing reservation requests

Supporting families’ needs during their stay (such as providing linens and keys, delivering mail and other duties as directed by front desk staff )

 

Commitment and Schedule

1 – One weekly shift for a minimum of 6 months

 

All volunteers must be at least 19 years of age and participate in a screening process including:

Criminal Records Check

Completion of Vulnerable Persons training module (provided by RMH BC)

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House Host

House Hosts provide support to House operations, assisting in the smooth running of the kitchens and pantry and activities scheduled in the House.

 

Volunteer tasks include:

Sanitizing and organizing common areas, restocking fridges, composting food, retrieving or delivering items to families or other duties as assigned

Support the shift lead to complete any special projects assigned

Supporting family meals or front desk team as needed

 

Commitment and Schedule

1 – One weekly shift for a minimum of 6 months

 

All volunteers must be at least 19 years of age and participate in a screening process including:

Criminal Records Check

Completion of Vulnerable Persons training module (provided by RMH BC)

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Family Meal Host

Family Meal Hosts provide guidance and support for community groups that come in to the House to cook meals for the families.

 

Volunteer tasks include:

Welcoming community groups to the House and assisting with sign-in

Providing kitchen orientations to community group volunteers

Upholding sanitization protocol, food safe guidelines and RMHBC standards throughout the duration of the meal

Providing tours to new groups or new group members

 

Commitment and Schedule

1 – One weekly shift for a minimum of 6 months

1 – OR flexible shifts, twice per month, for a minimum of 6 months.

 

All volunteers must be at least 19 years of age and participate in a screening process including:

Criminal Records Check

Completion of Vulnerable Persons training module (provided by RMH BC)

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Programs and Activities Volunteers

Support RMH BC’s mission to be a “home away from home” by delivering programs and activities that engage children and families.

 

Volunteer tasks include:

Planning and executing activities around a theme set by the Programs Coordinator

Requesting supplies for activities two weeks in advance and ensuring that activity areas are clean and safe for participants by following sanitization protocol

Providing a welcoming environment for staff and other volunteers

 

Commitment and Schedule

1 – One weekly shift for a minimum of 6 months

 

All volunteers must be at least 19 years of age and participate in a screening process including:

Criminal Records Check

Completion of Vulnerable Persons training module (provided by RMH BC)

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Family Room Host

Provide a welcoming presence at the Ronald McDonald Family Room at Surrey Memorial Hospital for families and guests, as well as administrative and housekeeping support.

 

Volunteer tasks include:

Answering phone and in-person inquiries

Welcoming and signing in families

Light cleaning, laundry, and making beds

Other duties as directed by Family Room staff

 

Commitment and Schedule

Must be able to commit to a regular 4-hour shift with minimal supervision

 

All volunteers must be at least 19 years of age and participate in a screening process including:

Annual Flu Shot

Criminal Records Check

Completion of Vulnerable Persons training module (provided by RMH BC)

Volunteers are offered positions conditional upon the production of a satisfactory police records check, and acceptance of RMH BC volunteer policies that include child protection and duty to report requirements.

Our Volunteers

Volunteers are an essential piece of the House and support us in a number of ways including welcoming families, providing office support, hosting programs and meals, spearheading fundraising events and serving on our Board.

Meet our volunteers
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Surrey Family Room Volunteers

Surrey Family Room Volunteers

The Ronald McDonald Family Room is a must-have resource for families with a sick kid staying at Surrey Memorial Hospital. And our volunteers are what make it feel welcoming. A smile, a helping hand, plus some administrative support and housekeeping are all that’s needed to bring a little relief to a parent’s often stressful day.

 

Current Opportunities:

We currently need volunteers for regular 4-hour shifts:

Thursday 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Saturday 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Saturday 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Saturday 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Sunday 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM

 

More shifts may become available. Please reach out to us with your availability.

 

Volunteer assignments are contingent upon the successful completion of a police records (vulnerable sector) check.

Volunteer for an Event

Volunteer for an Event

Want to have a good time for a good cause? Get involved in one of our fundraising initiatives. Every year, we put on two summer golf tournaments and our A Night to Dream Gala. We also offer a limited number of other volunteer opportunities, including committees, administrative support roles or smaller community fundraising events.

Upcoming events

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Halloween Paint Night

October 26, 2020

Get spooky and get creative by joining us for a Halloween Paint Night by donation to RMH BC.

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Fairways for Families

October 26, 2020

Join us for a special golf league to keep families close when it matters most.

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Virtual Fundraising

October 26, 2020

You can be a House Champion from Home! By setting up a virtual fundraiser, you are helping to ensure that we can continue to provide accommodation and a community of support for the families at RMH BC.

Family Meal Program

Share the gift of a homemade meal with our families. Having a night off from cooking is a huge relief for the thousands of families who call Ronald McDonald House BC and Yukon home each year. Bring together a group of your friends, colleagues or family to cook a healthy, delicious meal for our families.

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Other group opportunities

Other group opportunities

It’s a lot of fun to help out around the House, especially as a team. That’s why we’re always happy to welcome corporate, student or community groups looking to have fun while making a positive impact on our guests. If you have a group of 20 or fewer, we offer two opportunities a month to volunteer.

 

Coordinating group volunteer projects have both operational and material costs for Ronald McDonald House BC. So we ask our group volunteers to join us in keeping this great program going by considering a donation (suggested amount $1,000). Donations are fully tax-deductible and are appreciated but not required to volunteer in the House.