Volunteer at RMH BC

Our volunteers play a vital role in supporting the families at Ronald McDonald House BC and the Ronald McDonald Family Room at Surrey Memorial Hospital.

The role of the Ronald McDonald House BC volunteer

  • Ensure a warm, welcoming, inclusive and safe environment for children and their families
  • Uphold the mission and values of RMH BC
  • Maintain respectful boundaries with families and staff
  • Support the activities and events that enrich the experience of families in the House
  • Be an excellent representative of Ronald McDonald House BC and its affiliated programs

Requirements

  • All volunteers must be at least 19 years of age
  • Participate in a screening process including:
    • Information meeting
    • Personal interview
    • References
    • Background check
  • Commit to either a regular weekly or bi-weekly shift (depending on position) for a period of 4 months
  • Communicate in a positive, polite and respectful manner
  • Ability and initiative to perform duties under minimal supervision
  • Annual Flu shot ( Family Room Volunteers only)

We also offer a limited number of other volunteer opportunities that may include participating on a committee, administrative support or other pre-event support. If this is an area of interest for you, we can explore it further during your interview.

If you are interested in finding out more about our volunteer opportunities sign up for an information meeting here:

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Ronald McDonald House Volunteers

Family Services Assistants provide a welcoming presence in the House for families and guests and administrative support for the Intake and Admission staff.
Commitment and Schedule:
1 – four hour shift per week for a minimum of 4 consecutive months on the same day at the same time, Monday to Sunday from 10:00am – 2:00pm; 1:00 – 5:00pm; 5:00 – 9:00pm

House Hosts Provide support to the House and families, assist in the smooth running of the kitchens and pantry and support activities scheduled in the House.
Commitment and Schedule
1 – two and a half or three hour shift per week for a minimum of 4 consecutive months, Monday – Sunday from 8:00 – 10:30am or from 5:30 – 8:30pm

Family Meal Hosts provide a warm and welcoming environment, assist groups participating in our Family Meal Program and support the goals of the Development Team
Commitment and Schedule:
1 – four hour shift per week for a minimum of 4 consecutive months, Sunday – Friday from 4:00 – 8:00pm

Activity Room Hosts provide children and families opportunities for fun, activities, relaxation and play in our Art and Crafts, Games Room and outdoor sport court.
Commitment and Schedule:
1 – three hour shift every second week for a minimum of 4 consecutive months, Monday – Sunday from 5:00 – 8:00pm; Saturday and Sunday from 11:00am – 2:00pm

Ronald McDonald Family Room Volunteers

Volunteers are vital to the Ronald McDonald Family Room ensuring that it is always open and available to families that have children at Surrey Memorial Hospital.

Family Room Hosts provide a welcoming presence to the family room for families and guests; as well as administrative and housekeeping support.

Commitment and Schedule

1 – four hour shift per week on the same day at the same time for a minimum of 4 consecutive months

Monday to Sunday from 9:00am – 1:00pm; 1:00 – 5:00pm; 5:00 – 9:00pm

Event Volunteers:

There are many opportunities for you to get involved in our fundraising initiatives, including two summer golf tournaments, the Amazing Journey, and our Ronald McDonald House BC Gala.

In addition, we offer a limited number of other volunteer opportunities that may include participating on a committee, administrative support or other pre-event support. If this is an area of interest for you, we can explore it further during your interview.

To join our event volunteer team, please complete our event volunteer application.

Current Volunteer Opportunities:

BMO Vancouver Marathon – Sunday, May 1 – Vancouver

Vancouver Golf Tournament – Tuesday, July 5 – Northview Golf and Country Club, Surrey BC

Vancouver Island Golf Tournament – Thursday, August 18 – Westin Bear Mountain Golf Resort, Victoria BC