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Volunteer at RMH BC

Our volunteers play a vital role in supporting the 2,000 families each year who depend on Ronald McDonald House BC and Yukon. Help provide a warm, welcoming environment for seriously ill children and their families.

Current Opportunities

Family Services Assistant

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 or 5:30 – 8:30.

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

Information meeting
Personal interview
References
Background check

House Host

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

All volunteers must be at least 19 years of age and participate in a screening process including:
Information meeting
Personal interview
References
Background check

Family Meal Host

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

All volunteers must be at least 19 years of age and participate in a screening process including:
Information meeting
Personal interview
References
Background check

Programs & Activities Volunteers

We offer a wide variety of programs for our families that are supported and run by volunteers. All of these roles involve engaging with kids and families in a positive and informal way, creating a fun and relaxing environment. Currently, we are looking to fill the following positions:

  • Lego Robotics: Help kids to build and program robots using Lego pieces.
    Thursdays, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
  • Cooking With Kids: Cook simple and healthy meals with the kids.
    Tuesdays, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM
  • Art Space: Plan and facilitate age-appropriate art activities.
    Fridays, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Commitment and Schedule:

1 shift every week for a minimum of 6 consecutive months.

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

  • Information meeting
  • Personal interview
  • References
  • Background check

Meet our Volunteer Shift Leads

Reagan Nolan

Reagan Nolan

Gabrielle Lhotka

Gabrielle Lhotka

Patrick Hartney

Patrick Hartney

Jenn Rollins

Jenn Rollins

Vinny Randhawa

Vinny Randhawa

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.

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! Contact volunteer@rmhbc.ca with any questions.

Event Volunteers:

There are many opportunities for you to get involved in our fundraising initiatives, including two summer golf tournaments and our A Night to Dream 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.

Group Volunteer Opportunities

We welcome corporate, school, and community groups to join us at our House for a fun and rewarding day of service. Group volunteer projects are limited to 20 participants at a time and we offer two group volunteer opportunities a month.

Coordinating group volunteer projects have both operational and material costs for Ronald McDonald House BC. That’s why 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 help to support the costs of our volunteer program. Please note, donations are appreciated but not required to volunteer in the House.

Please email volunteer@rmhbc.ca  if you are interested in booking a project.

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