“Great things are brought about and burdens are lightened through the efforts of many hands anxiously engaged in a good cause.” – Elder M. Russel Ballard.
The month of April is one of our favorite months of the year; it’s Volunteer Appreciation Month! Volunteering is an altruistic activity and is intended to promote goodness or improve human quality of life. In return, this activity can produce a feeling of self-worth and respect.1 We consider our volunteers to be the “heartbeat” of the House. Meaning, without our volunteers, our House simply can’t function. Our “heartbeats” participate in helping with administrative work, household chores, preparing meals for the families- and the list continues. Ronald McDonald House Charities volunteers are extraordinary. In fact, some of our volunteers have been with us ever since the House first opened in 1990! We’re beyond thankful for anyone who has volunteered with us and done extraordinary things through service!
We truly believe volunteering is right for everyone; you develop new skills, help a cause that gives you passion, meet new people, connect with your community, expand your horizons and simply pay it forward. To learn more about our volunteer program and how to get involved, click here.
1Georgeou, Nichole, Neoliberalism, Development, and Aid Volunteering, New York: Routledge, 2012.