Ronald McDonald House Charities Northern Nevada Volunteer Opportunities

Reno, NV

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Story

Imagine giving birth at just 26 weeks. Now imagine that your baby was in such a hurry, you had no choice but to give birth in a parking lot - hours away from the hospital. It seems fantastical, but it's how Charlene Norvell's second son, Asher Eli, decided to come into this world. At 26 weeks, Asher required immediate and constant attention at Renown Regional Medical Center, hours away from the family's home in Susanville, California. Charlene had plenty to worry about: would Asher survive? Who would take care of her oldest son, Landon? As a single mother, how was she going to afford consistently traveling to Reno to give her son the skin-to-skin contact he would desperately need? How was she going to find the energy to repeatedly manage the 2-hour drive? That's where Ronald McDonald House Charities Northern Nevada stepped in. Our mission is to provide a home-away-from home for families who need to be near their child when it counts the most, and we're proud to say we hosted Charlene when she needed a home-away-from-home close to her premature baby boy. With support from our generous volunteers and donors, we're able to provide the gift of togetherness to those families dealing with a child receiving critical treatment at an area hospital. Since 1987, Ronald McDonald House Charities Northern Nevada has created and supported programs that directly improve the health education and well-being of children and families. While we cannot make medicine taste better or take away painful treatments, we can lessen the financial and emotional burden a family faces when their child is sick. We believe that children heal faster when their families are close. We rely on the generosity of thousands of donors, the ingenuity of local volunteers, and the dedication of our staff to operate our programs. Your help matters. By volunteering at RMHC, you will help us strengthen families during their most difficult and challenging times. Volunteer today and give the gift of family togetherness. Thank you for your support!


Special Notes

A few social distancing/COVID requirements are currently in place: 1. All meals and baked goods must either be prepared at the Ronald McDonald House, catered in from a restaurant, or prepared by a grocery store 2. All volunteers who wish to come to RMHC and cook/bake must be vaccinated 3. Only 2 volunteers are allowed in the RMHC kitchen at a time Dinner is served around 6 pm. You can prepare and cook food at whatever time works for you; then, staff will reheat the meal for Families. **Six is not the guaranteed number of guests, it is our current average. Please call or email us 24 hours prior to your selected date for a final head count** **Family Room Volunteers must be approved through Renown prior to volunteering. If you have not yet gone through the process, please fill out the volunteer application at https://www.rmhc-reno.org/get-involved/volunteers/

Care Calendar

  • Mon
    Nov
    1
    5:00pm to 6:30pm
    Dinner for RMHC Families
    5:00pm to 6:30pm
    Chicken enchiladas and brownies are in the freezer. Instructions are on the package.
  • Tue
    Nov
    2
    5:00pm to 6:30pm
    Dinner for RMHC Families
    5:00pm to 6:30pm
  • Wed
    Nov
    3
    5:00pm to 6:30pm
    Dinner for RMHC Families
    5:00pm to 6:30pm
  • Thu
    Nov
    4
    5:00pm to 6:30pm
    Dinner for RMHC Families
    5:00pm to 6:30pm
  • Fri
    Nov
    5
    5:00pm to 6:30pm
    Dinner for RMHC Families
    5:00pm to 6:30pm
  • Sat
    Nov
    6
    5:00pm to 6:30pm
    Dinner for RMHC Families
    5:00pm to 6:30pm
    Radha will provide dinner on behalf of Sat Foundation
  • Sun
    Nov
    7
    5:00pm to 6:30pm
    Dinner for RMHC Families
    5:00pm to 6:30pm
  • Mon
    Nov
    8
    5:00pm to 6:30pm
    Dinner for RMHC Families
    5:00pm to 6:30pm
  • Tue
    Nov
    9
    5:00pm to 6:30pm
    Dinner for RMHC Families
    5:00pm to 6:30pm
  • Wed
    Nov
    10
    5:00pm to 6:30pm
    Dinner for RMHC Families
    5:00pm to 6:30pm
  • Thu
    Nov
    11
    5:00pm to 6:30pm
    Dinner for RMHC Families
    5:00pm to 6:30pm
    Spaghetti, Salad, Garlic Bread
  • Fri
    Nov
    12
    5:00pm to 6:30pm
    Dinner for RMHC Families
    5:00pm to 6:30pm
  • Sat
    Nov
    13
    5:00pm to 6:30pm
    Dinner for RMHC Families
    5:00pm to 6:30pm
    Radha will provide dinner on behalf of Sat Foundation
  • Sun
    Nov
    14
    5:00pm to 6:30pm
    Dinner for RMHC Families
    5:00pm to 6:30pm
    John Macur will be making a 20LB Turkey dinner!
  • Mon
    Nov
    15
    5:00pm to 6:30pm
    Dinner for RMHC Families
    5:00pm to 6:30pm
  • Tue
    Nov
    16
    5:00pm to 6:30pm
    Dinner for RMHC Families
    5:00pm to 6:30pm
  • Wed
    Nov
    17
    no requests
  • Thu
    Nov
    18
    5:00pm to 6:30pm
    Dinner for RMHC Families
    5:00pm to 6:30pm
    John Macur's famous mac and cheese :)
  • Fri
    Nov
    19
    5:00pm to 6:30pm
    Dinner for RMHC Families
    5:00pm to 6:30pm
  • Sat
    Nov
    20
    5:00pm to 6:30pm
    Dinner for RMHC Families
    5:00pm to 6:30pm
    Grandma Guadalupe (room 202) is making Enchiladas :)
  • Sun
    Nov
    21
    5:00pm to 6:30pm
    Dinner for RMHC Families
    5:00pm to 6:30pm
  • Mon
    Nov
    22
    5:00pm to 6:30pm
    Dinner for RMHC Families
    5:00pm to 6:30pm
    stuffing crusted chicken, sweet potatoes, roasted veggies
  • Tue
    Nov
    23
    5:00pm to 6:30pm
    Dinner for RMHC Families
    5:00pm to 6:30pm
    TBD
  • Wed
    Nov
    24
    5:00pm to 6:30pm
    Dinner for RMHC Families
    5:00pm to 6:30pm
  • Thu
    Nov
    25
    5:00pm to 6:30pm
    Dinner for RMHC Families
    5:00pm to 6:30pm
    Thanksgiving Dinner
  • Fri
    Nov
    26
    5:00pm to 6:30pm
    Dinner for RMHC Families
    5:00pm to 6:30pm
  • Sat
    Nov
    27
    5:00pm to 6:30pm
    Dinner for RMHC Families
    5:00pm to 6:30pm
  • Sun
    Nov
    28
    5:00pm to 6:30pm
    Dinner for RMHC Families
    5:00pm to 6:30pm
  • Mon
    Nov
    29
    5:00pm to 6:30pm
    Dinner for RMHC Families
    5:00pm to 6:30pm
  • Tue
    Nov
    30
    5:00pm to 6:30pm
    Dinner for RMHC Families
    5:00pm to 6:30pm

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