Help Children Heal Faster and Cope Better
Research shows that a family presence in the hospital helps children heal faster and cope better. Often steps away from a child’s care unit, Ronald McDonald Family Rooms offer a place to rest and regroup at the hospital, close to their sick child.
Christiana Care and Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children
The Ronald McDonald Family Rooms at Christiana Care’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, and Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children’s Family Resource Center are staffed by volunteers from 9am to 9pm.
Family Room volunteers help create a welcoming area for families. Additionally, volunteers 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.
Ronald McDonald Family Room volunteers must complete the Ronald McDonald House volunteer application in addition to the hospital volunteer application for the site where they want to volunteer.
Duties of Ronald McDonald Family Room volunteers 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
- Educate guests about guidelines when necessary
- Keep the room neat and tidy
Bayhealth Kent General
There are also group volunteer projects that support the Ronald McDonald Family Room at Bayhealth Medical Center at Kent General Hospital in Dover.
Groups can also assist the Family Room Program by making Family Care Kits. The kits bring the touches of home to families while they spend time at the hospital with their child.
To learn more about volunteering for the Family Room Program, contact Community and Family Room Coordinator Erin Ryan, at email@example.com or 302-428-5322.