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Family Room Volunteers

Often steps away from a pediatric or intensive care unit, Ronald McDonald Family Rooms offer a place to relax and regroup at the hospital, close to their sick child.

Family Room volunteers help create a welcoming area for families. Additionally, volunteers will help to make sure the rooms are clean and stocked with supplies. These are regular, committed volunteer positions.  In order to serve families well, we rely on volunteers to be consistent.

How To Volunteer:

To begin the volunteer application process to volunteer at a Ronald McDonald Family Room, please complete our volunteer application.

In addition to this volunteer application, completion of the volunteer intake process at the respective hospital where the Family Room program in which you would like to volunteer will also need to be completed.

To learn more about volunteering for the Family Room Program, contact Family Room Program Coordinator Barbara Bonk at 302-656-4847 x 402 or b.bonk@rmhde.org

Volunteer opportunities are available at our three Ronald McDonald Family Room locations inducing:  Christiana Care, Nemours Alfred I. DuPont Hospital for Children and Bayhealth Kent Campus.

Specific Duties of Ronald McDonald Family Room volunteers vary depending on location, but general duties may include the following:

  • Greet guests and help them sign in
  • Help provide a warm and friendly area for families
  • Provide information to first time guests
  • Support access to snacks and coffee
  • Educate guests about guidelines when necessary
  • Keep the room neat and tidy
  • Provide access to Sleep Rooms for naps during the day at Nemours Alfred/I. DuPont Hosptial for Children

Group / Family VolunteersGroup and Family Volunteers may also assist the Family Room Program by assembling Family Care kits.  Family Care kits can include meals, activities or toiletry items.  To learn more, contact Sarah Sommer, Volunteer Program Assistant, at 302-428-5324 or s.sommer@rmhde.org

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