06 Oct Meet Ansley Wetherington, Volunteer and Program Coordinator at Ronald McDonald House near Egleston
Welcome to Ansley Wetherington, our new volunteer and program coordinator at the Ronald McDonald House near Egleston. Ansley has served as both an intern and a Weekend Manager with the Charity.
A 2018 graduate of Georgia College and State University, Ansley served as a family Support Specialist with Sheltering Arms Early Education and Family Centers before joining the Atlanta RMHC team full time.
“From my time as an Intern and a Weekend Manager, I have always admired how passionate and dedicated the Atlanta RMHC staff and volunteers are,” Ansley says. “The work that our volunteers do is so essential to the success of our programs, and I was eager to become involved in contributing to that success as a full-time staff member.”
“My favorite memory as an intern was getting to interact and work with families at all three of our locations -— both Houses and the Ronald McDonald Family Room,” Ansley says. “Getting to experience all three of our locations definitely made my internship so memorable and made me fall more in love with the Charity.”
As volunteer and program coordinator, Ansley is responsible for managing the volunteer program at the Ronald McDonald House near Egleston, including securing meal donors who provide health and nutritious meals for our families; identifying off-site opportunities for engagement, such as our family kits and hygiene kits; and helping to manage our Teen Board, including Teen Council and VolunTeen programs. She and her counterpart at the House near Scottish Rite, Aleea Bishop, also maintain our weekly Wish List.
“Even though Ansley has only been in her new role for a short time, she has made an immediate impact in helping to navigate our volunteer program through this pandemic, as well as ways to adapt our volunteer services program post COVID,” says April Clark, Director of Family and Volunteer Services.
“I am excited to get to know our volunteers and see all that they bring to our organization,” Ansley says. “I have always had a passion for helping people, and I am thrilled to be in a full-time role working among so many dedicated staff members and volunteers who share that same passion as me.
“Although our volunteer program does not look like it normally does because of COVID-19, I am also excited to work with our volunteers on coming up with creative ways for them to give back and support our families, even if it means doing so remotely,” Ansley says.