We are so blessed and grateful here at Southern Appalachian Ronald McDonald House. Monetary donations are vital, but equally important to our success is our volunteers! They make the difference in the lives of all the families that come through our doors.
Cooking, hosting, listening, helping with events/fundraisers, nurturing or simply just being present when needed is what makes this house a home. It is an extension to a family when a family is most needed.
Our team of volunteers help by dedicating their time, talent and resources which helps offset costs and allows us to direct more of our monetary donations back into our mission to provide for the children and families we serve.
On behalf of all the children and families we have helped since opening our doors in 1996, we say, “Thank you!”
We invite you to find your own volunteer opportunity below. We can’t wait to work with you.
Some of the daily service needs are:
Interacting with our families
- Preparing food at the House, from a snack to a meal
- Make certain that each room is ready for the next family
- Make certain that there are enough sheets, towels, pillows, etc.
- Light cleaning, vacuuming, dusting, mopping, etc.
- Straightening the kitchen, organizing shelves, etc.
- Organize and sterilize the playroom
- Always need weeds pulled, ivy trimmed
- Seasonally planting flowers
- Raking the leaves in the fall
- Sign up for a shift during one of the many events we host each year
- Light housekeeping duties (dusting, vacuuming, etc.)
- Kitchen tasks (cleaning cabinets, microwaves, stoves)
- Help keep kitchen pantry/stockroom clean & orderly
- Baking (cookies, cakes)
- Prepare lunch or dinner for families
- Help with quarterly cleaning of guest rooms
- Clerical (answer phone, stuff envelopes, help with House projects)
- General yard work (raking, planting, weeding)
- Clean driveway/sidewalk with leaf blower & pick-up trash
- Assist with fundraising events
- Prepare newsletter for mailing (3x/year)
Please complete the Volunteer Application below.
In addition to the application, a criminal background check will be completed.