Ronald McDonald House Houston volunteering opportunities

Ronald McDonald House Houston offers a home away from home providing care, compassion, and hope to families with seriously ill children being treated in the Texas Medical Center. The organization offer families places to sleep and relax in its programs within Texas Children’s Hospital, MD Anderson Children’s Cancer Hospital, and Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital and one 50 bedroom, freestanding House in the Medical Center.

On-going volunteer opportunity (need 6 months commitment)

Ronald McDonald House Volunteers
AGE REQUIREMENT: >18 years old

Ronald McDonald House Volunteers support the Manager on Duty in the critical, day-to-day operations of the House and Family Room programs. As hosts to the House and Family Rooms, these volunteers provide hospitality directly to families by assisting at the welcome desks, screening and registering all visitors, checking families in and out of the House, restocking empty rooms in preparation for the arrival of a new family, and making and serving coffee and cookies.  They are the heart of the House, creating a warm, welcoming atmosphere for families in the midst of crisis.

Ronald McDonald House Volunteers make a 6 month commitment. Volunteer opportunities are available from 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. seven days a week. Shifts are scheduled in 3 hour time blocks. Ronald McDonald House Volunteers work two shifts a month for a total of 6 hours a month.

  • 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
  • 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

To apply, fill out a volunteer application the website: https://www.rmhhouston.org/individual-volunteers/ and the Volunteer Coordinator will follow up with you to schedule an information session and interview. Ronald McDonald House Volunteers must submit to and clear a background check.  Immunizations may be required depending on the volunteer location.

Short-term or one time opportunities

1)Family Meals & More at Ronald McDonald House In-Hospital Programs!

Now serving meals with extra helpings of love and compassion! After a long day at the hospital, sitting down to a warm meal with your family is a moment of peace and comfort for families of patients in the Intensive Care Units at Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital, Texas Children’s Hospital and MD Anderson Children’s Cancer Hospital.

In these programs, your group of up to 5 adults & older teens can donate and serve a meal to the families in the Ronald McDonald House. You may have a catered meal delivered and serve it to the families or drop off a meal that has been commercially prepared. Due to immune-compromised patients, home baked foods cannot be accepted.

2)Ronald McDonald House inside Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital
AGE REQUIREMENT: >16 years old
Breakfast, Dinner, and even cookie break opportunities are available! If interested, check out the website for more on this meaningful service opportunity:https://www.rmhhouston.org/childrens-memorial-hermann-hospital-family-activity/

3)Ronald McDonald House inside Texas Children’s Hospital
AGE REQUIREMENT: >16 years old
Breakfast and Dinner opportunities are available. If interested, check out the website for more on this meaningful service opportunity: https://www.rmhhouston.org/texas-childrens-hospital-family-activity/

4)Ronald McDonald Family Room at MD Anderson Children’s Cancer Hospital
AGE REQUIREMENT: >18 years old
Lunch and Dinner opportunities are available. If interested, please check out the website for more on this meaningful service opportunity https://www.rmhhouston.org/md-anderson-childrens-cancer-hospital-family-activity/

Want to volunteer?:

For the ongoing volunteer opportunity with 6 months commitment – Fill out a volunteer application on the website: https://www.rmhhouston.org/individual-volunteers/ and the Volunteer Coordinator will follow up with you to schedule an information session and interview. Ronald McDonald House Volunteers must submit to and clear a background check.  Immunizations may be required depending on the volunteer location.

For the Ronald McDonald House inside Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital, check out the website for more on this meaningful service opportunity:https://www.rmhhouston.org/childrens-memorial-hermann-hospital-family-activity/

For the Ronald McDonald House inside Texas Children’s Hospital, check out the website for more on this meaningful service opportunity: https://www.rmhhouston.org/texas-childrens-hospital-family-activity/

For the Ronald McDonald Family Room at MD Anderson Children’s Cancer Hospital, check out the website for more on this meaningful service opportunity https://www.rmhhouston.org/md-anderson-childrens-cancer-hospital-family-activity/

Facebook: Ronald McDonald House Facebook Page

Website: Rmhhouston.org

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Best Buddies Friendship Walk (BBFW) volunteering opportunities

The Best Buddies Friendship Walk (BBFW) is a walk that raises awareness and funds to support individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). Best Buddies is looking for volunteers for these upcoming walks.

Upcoming Best Buddies Events:
Saturday, April 13, 2019: Houston Friendship Walk & 5K
Location: Lynn Eusan Park, University of Houston, 4800 Calhoun, Houston, Texas 77004

No updated date yet: San Antonio Friendship Walk
Location: San Antonio, TX 

Volunteers will be needed to set up the park grounds on Friday. On Saturday, volunteers will be needed help with set-up, registration, working the kid zone blow up activities, water stations, stations along the walk where we will have activities, food tent, VIP tent, clean up, etc.<

Want to volunteer?: You can sign up on the Walk website at www.bestbuddiesfriendshipwalk.org/houston or if you are a organizing a large group to volunteer, please email ashlynnbridges@bestbuddies.org.

Facebook: Best Buddies Texas Facebook Page

Website:Bestbuddiesfriendshipwalk.org/houston and
Bestbuddiesfriendshipwalk.org/sanantonio