Our dedicated volunteers are considered the “heart” of the Albany Ronald McDonald House. If not for the services of thousands of generous individuals, our Ronald House would not be possible. Many of our volunteers have been a vital part of the House since the day our first family arrived — June 30, 1982. In fact, all of the fundraising to build and furnish the Ronald McDonald House was conducted entirely by volunteers, and that giving spirit carries forth ‘til this day.
The primary responsibility of a Ronald House volunteer being to help provide a “home” for families of seriously-ill and injured children. From checking in families, cooking meals and baking special desserts, restocking rooms, cleaning, and answering the phone, to assisting in office work, running errands and computer entry, our volunteers directly and indirectly affect the lives of the 400 plus families who call the Ronald McDonald House their Home-Away-From-Home.
Our goal is to create a volunteer experience that mirrors the interests of the individual. Volunteers are encouraged to bring their special skills into play, as we have various needs such as giving tours, speakers bureau, fundraising activities, grounds beautification, cooking and maintenance & repairs.
Generally, our “In House” volunteers adopt (1) three-hour shift each week. The House is staffed by volunteers each day from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Comprehensive training and background checks are required of all volunteers.
Please contact Tina Woodward, at 518/438-2655 or via email at email@example.com if you are interested in joining our volunteer ranks.