Ronald McDonald House Charities of Richmond
House Volunteer
Company: Ronald McDonald House Charities of Richmond
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Location: 2330 Monument Avenue, Richmond, VA, 23220
Project Details

Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) provides support services for families with critically ill children who are being treated at Richmond-area hospitals. RMHC of Richmond is looking for reliable volunteers to serve as House Volunteers to aid in the day-to-day operations of the Ronald McDonald House so that families can stay close to their children while they are receiving treatment.

Impact and Outcomes:

House Volunteers ensure that everything in the House runs smoothly to allow for families to stay in a clean, comfortable, and cozy environment while their children receive medical treatment at nearby hospitals.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manning the front desk, which includes answering the phone and door
  • Completing light household chores (i.e. sweeping, cleaning kitchen/dishes, laundry, etc.)
  • Resetting bedrooms
  • Accepting and organizing donations
  • Interacting with families on occasion while maintaining appropriate boundaries.
  • Able to handle the physical demands this position may require: going up and down stairs comfortably (there are four stories with no elevator), and lifting up to 25 pounds.
  • Commitment:

  • Volunteers must commit to a weekly 3-hour shift for at least 6 months
  • Shifts are typically available every day of the week from: 9:00 am-12:00 pm, 12:00 pm-3:00 pm, 3:00 pm-6:00 pm, 6:00 pm-9:00 pm
  • Training and support:

  • Individuals must complete a background check prior to beginning volunteer service
  • Individuals must complete a training session prior to beginning volunteer service
  • House Volunteers are primarily supervised by the House Coordinator and the Guest Services Coordinator
  • Qualifications:

  • Volunteers must be at least 18 years old
  • Volunteers must be dependable, trustworthy, friendly, flexible, and willing to work independently
  • General requirements


  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 3 hours weekly
  • Category
    Children & Youth
    Homeless & Housing
    Skills Area
    Administrative Support
    Customer Service
    Office Reception
    People Skills
    Family Therapy