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Individual Opportunities

Our Individual, Guest Services Volunteers make our Houses feel like a “home-away-from-home.

Guest Services Volunteers maintain a set schedule of two-hour shifts weekly or biweekly. Guest Services volunteers must be at least 18-years-old and commit to at least six months of service, subject to our needs.

  • Administrative Volunteer: Assist our volunteer management team with administrative tasks as needed.
  • Front Desk Volunteer: Be the “host or hostess” of our House. Greet guests and volunteers, answer phones, help with family check ins and give tours.
  • House Refresher Volunteer: Help keep our House clean and organized. Clean play areas, organize library, wipe down tables, re-stock items around the House, sanitize toys, etc.
  • Kitchen Queen or King: Help keep our kitchen spotless and welcoming for families and meal groups. Clean out refrigerators, empty dishwashers, re-stock kitchen supplies, etc.

Because of the unique nature of all our volunteer placements, our policy is to not accept any volunteer placements by any court-mandated referrals.

Meal Volunteers

Provide a well-balanced meal to warm the hearts and bellies of families when they return from a long day at the hospital.

This program is for groups with a maximum of 12 volunteers at our House near Egleston and up to 10 volunteers at our House near Scottish Rite. All volunteers must be at least 9 years old and accompanied by an adult chaperone if under 18 years old.

  • Nightly Dinners: Prepare and serve a nutritious dinner at our House for the families as they return from the hospital. Program available from 4—7:30 p.m. seven days a week.
  • Breakfast & Brunch: The most important meal of the day is breakfast! Schedule a morning to prepare breakfast at one of our Houses. Program available seven days a week.
  • Bakers Club: Bake sweet treats for our families to enjoy. Program available at 10 a.m. or 2 p.m. Monday through Friday.
  • Casserole Club: Prepare nourishing casseroles to be stored in our freezers and served as needed. Program available at 10 a.m. or 2 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Activity Volunteers

Our goal is to provide families with a variety of age-appropriate opportunities for activities, entertainment, and education while staying at the House.

This program is available from 7 to 8 p.m. Monday – Thursday. Groups of up to five-eight volunteers, over 9 years old, are welcome. All volunteers 18 and under require a chaperone.

Family activities may include:

  • Arts & crafts
  • Performance of music, dances, and/or plays
  • Manicure night
  • Flower arranging
  • Game night
  • Bingo night with prizes (we have a Bingo set)
  • Healthy living activities

FAMILY ROOM

Individual Volunteers

Our Individual, Family Room Volunteers are vital to providing a comfortable ‘home away from home’ for our families within the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center within Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta – Scottish Rite.
Volunteers maintain a set schedule of two to three hour shifts weekly or biweekly.

Volunteers must be at least 18-years-old and commit to a minimum of 1 year of service, subject to our needs.

Hospital Requirements

  • Pass a criminal background check. (paid by Hospital)
  • Provide proof of immunity to measles, mumps and rubella (MMR), chickenpox, and tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis (Tdap). (paid by Hospital)
  • Be willing to receive an annual tuberculosis (TB) screening (via blood test).
  • Be willing to receive annual flu vaccination.• Adhere to the Children’s policies and procedures.
  • Complete the online volunteer application and orientation process.

Volunteer Shifts Offered

Monday—Friday

  • 9 a.m.-NOON
  •  NOON-3 p.m.
  • 3-6 p.m.
  • 6-9 p.m.

Saturday, Sunday and Holidays:

  • 9 a.m.-Noon
  • Noon-3 p.m.
  • 3-6 p.m.

Responsibilities may include

  • Welcoming, assisting and orienting new families and volunteers
  • Answering phones and providing front desk reception when needed
  • Helping Family Room Coordinator assist families in and out
  • Answering basic questions about Family Room and/or ARMHC
  • Cleaning out refrigerator & throwing away old food
  • Take inventory of supplies and items
  • Clean, organize and restock

Meal Volunteers

Provide a well-balanced meal to warm the hearts and bellies of families who have children receiving care within the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center within Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta – Scottish Rite. This program allows for a maximum of four volunteers serving within our Ronald McDonald Family Room. All volunteers must be 18 years and older to volunteer within the Family Room and hospital. All volunteers must bring their driver’s license or government issued ID with them to enter hospital.

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Exclusion Policy

  1. Aflac patients, parent/guardians and siblings must wait two years from the date the patient completes treatment or transitions to another health-care facility to volunteer through Volunteer Services.
  2. Bereaved Aflac parent/guardians and siblings must wait at least two years from the death of their child/sibling to volunteer through Volunteer Services.
  3. After a period of two years, bereaved Aflac families may host meals and patient parties where direct patient interaction will occur. Prior to implementation, the proposed event must be approved and coordinated with an Aflac family support team member. Events may not exceed four times per calendar year and will be supervised by an Aflac staff member.
  4. Bereaved Aflac parents and siblings can volunteer through volunteer services at CHOA, but will be placed on non-Aflac patient care areas.

Volunteer Opportunities

All food must be prepared or purchased from a commercial kitchen establishment such as a restaurant, caterer or deli.

  • Weekly Breakfast: The most important meal of the day is breakfast! Help make a family’s morning by providing and serving a warm, delicious breakfast to start their morning. Program available from 9:30-11 a.m. seven days a week.
  • Weekly Lunches: Sometimes we all need a little pick me up! Schedule to cater and serve lunch to help break up a family’s long day within the hospital. Program available from 11:30a.m.-1 p.m. seven days a week.
  • Weeknight Dinners: Dinner is an important meal of day for families to come together as one. Secure a night to provide and serve dinner for our families within the hospital. Program available from 5:30-7 p.m. Monday through Friday.

OFF-SITE OPPORTUNITIES

Pop Tab Program

Individuals, schools, businesses and corporations can help raise funds by saving pop tabs from aluminum cans and recycling them for the proceeds to benefit our Houses. Learn More.

Wish List Drive

  • Collect items that are crucial to making our House a home. Download Wish List.
    For an accessible version of this document, contact our marketing team at marketing@armhc.org.

    • Holiday Wish List Drive: Collect items for us to share with our families during the Holiday Season. Download our Holiday Wish List.

Host a Fundraising Event

Host an event and donate the proceeds to benefit our Houses. Office jeans day, garage sale, lemonade stand, you name it! Learn More.

Hygiene Kits

Not sure what to do with extra hotel shampoos and soaps? Combine those items with toothpaste, a toothbrush, hand sanitizer, travel size deodorant, etc. and you have a complete hygiene kit for a family in need. Contact us about donating hygiene kits to our families.

TEENS

Teen Council

This program is for high school students ages 15 to 18 interested in participating in a Teen Board that raises funds, volunteers and advocates for Atlanta Ronald McDonald House Charities. Teen Council Members serve from October to May. Click here for application.

VolunTEEN

This program is for high school students ages 15 to 18 looking for rewarding, hands-on volunteer work during their summer break. Click here for applications.

Questions about volunteering at our House on Peachtree-Dunwoody Road
near Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite?
Contact our Volunteer Services Manager, Jessica Perez, at 470.426.8804.

Questions about volunteering at our House on Gatewood Road
near Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston?
Contact our Volunteer Services Manager,
Kelsey McCullough, at 678.704.8098.

Questions about volunteering at our Family Room
in Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite?
Contact our Family Support Services Manager,
April Clark, at 678.704.8095.

Read our Volunteer Guidelines     |      Confidentiality Policy
For an accessible version of these documents, contact our marketing director.