YOUTH VOLUNTEER INFORMATION & OPPORTUNITIES
The Ronald McDonald House staff is thrilled to have individuals of all ages volunteer for our House. Many area students fulfill their community service requirements through our organization and frequently, youth groups complete a day of service at our House. "This is the most amazing place to spend your time! I couldn't ask for a more perfect volunteer place! The families are amazing and inspiring, and the image of perserverence! I love RMH!" - P. Osby, 17.
Volunteers who are age 15 or older can volunteer in the House without additional supervision needed. Those under the age of 15 can choose from the volunteer opportunities listed below. The PARENT of the child under the age of 15 MUST call to schedule the child for Tour & Orientation. Our hope is that your child learns the value of serving those in need around their community!
FOR THOSE UNDER THE AGE OF 15: Parents - please plan to attend, with your child, a mandatory Tour & Orientation. There are currently 2 Tours & Orientations scheduled; the first is scheduled for Thursday, January 9, 2014 from 4:30 to 5:30pm, and the second is scheduled for Thursday, January 30, 2014 from 4:30 to 5:30pm. The Tour & Orientation will count as one hour towards the required hours for his/her project. After that, your child may earn hours in the following ways:
1 pound of aluminum (pop tabs or aluminum cans) = 1 hour
2 old cell phones or used ink cartridges for recycling =1 hour
· Bringing in 1 dozen baked goods (please, no store-bought) = 1 hour
· Preparing a full meal for our families (an entrée, 1-2 sides, a bread, and a dessert) = 4 hours
· Preparing a HOMEMADE (NOT a frozen casserole purchased from a store) casserole we can freeze and use at a later date = 2 hours
· Donating items from our “Needs List” (1 hour/$5 with a cap of 3hours) which can be found on our web site at www.rmhcwga.org/donate.
If you are under the age of 18 or have a group of young people who are interested in volunteering at the Ronald McDonald House, please complete the Youth Volunteer Application. If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact Beth Mancini, Program Manager, at (706) 321-0033 x 101 or via email at email@example.com.
Needs List Donor: Collect and donate items listed on the Ronald McDonald House Current Needs List. The Needs List can be found by clicking on the link below. Items that are bolded represent the things that are most urgently needed. The Needs List is updated on a weekly basis.
Hours: For those 15 and older, Only a PORTION of hours may be granted using the "Needs List". Actual hours spent volunteering are NECESSARY BEFORE ANY hours may be granted by donating items. HOURS WILL NOT BE GRANTED unless VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR HAS BEEN CONTACTED FIRST! Click here to see our Current Needs List.
Hours: Flexible (3 hours of credit for a donation of food valued at $15)
Baked Goods Donor: Bake and deliver sweets, snacks or desserts to the Ronald McDonald House for family consumption. Please call a Ronald McDonald House staff member first to see if baked goods are needed at the time you are interested in preparing them.
Pop-tab Collector: Start a pop-tab program in a classroom, church or social organization and deliver the collection of tabs to the House on a monthly basis.
Hours: Flexible (Actual hours volunteered are recorded for credit.) Click here to learn about the Pop-tab Program!
"Round-up for the Ronald McDonald House" Campaign: Collect loose change from friends, parents, neighbors and area businesses and donate the change to the Ronald McDonald House. You must contact a staff member at the Ronald McDonald House before starting this campaign. A staff member will provide you with collection canisters for the coins.
Hours: Flexible (Actual hours volunteered are recorded for credit.)
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