Individual Volunteer Opportunities
at the Seattle House
The COVID-19 outbreak has forced us to implement many changes all designed to protect those we serve and to help decrease the potential spread of COVID-19. As a result, RMHC has temporarily suspended all new volunteer onboarding until further notice. We look forward to a time when we can welcome our volunteers back to the House!
If you are interested in learning more about individual volunteering, read through our volunteer requirements and look at our volunteer positions below. We also invite you to fill out our volunteer interest form below so you can be among the first to be notified whenever volunteer activities resume!
Overview of Positions (currently on hold due to COVID-19)
The Front Desk is the hub of the Ronald McDonald House! Volunteers are the first people our families, visitors & staff see when they enter. The volunteer’s primary responsibility is to help the residents in any way possible & to assist in House management. Volunteers must be 18 years old to volunteer at the front desk.
The Kitchen Supervisor (age 21 years and older) is responsible for managing the Groups that come to the House to provide a meal for our families through our Family Meal Program. As Kitchen Supervisor, you are vital to the evening’s success. Your purpose is to provide support and direction to the group throughout the meal. Your goal is to provide a nice meal for our families and a rewarding evening for our group while staying within our preparation and clean up guidelines. We depend on you to welcome our groups to the House, direct them through set up and clean up, and be available to answer questions that arise. At the end of the evening we count on you to thank the group for all of their hard work. As Kitchen Supervisor you are mature, confident, diplomatic, comfortable giving directions, resourceful, enjoy working with people and have a good sense of humor.
As a Family Resource Center volunteer you will staff the center where families check out movies, electronic games and game consoles. This is a great position for college students, couples and parents with teens under the age of 16. You are responsible for opening the center, assuring it is organized and clean, checking items in and out of the center via the computer system and adhering to the rules established for the center. This is a customer service position perfect for those who are friendly, resourceful, positive individuals who are helpful yet can follow the rules. You need to be comfortable with handling a lot of activity and resourceful when it is quiet.
House A — Kitchen
Our Kitchens get lots of use and we need your help to keep them clean and organized. This volunteer will be coming in and sanitizing counters & sinks, emptying dishwashers, refilling items, cleaning out drawers and organizing. You will be assisting families as needed and be a warm presence in the kitchen.. This is the position for you if you enjoy cleaning and are responsible, organized, self-motivated and comfortable working on your own.
Our House C has a small; community feeling and we need your warm and friendly presence to assist the House Manager. You will be helping with housecleaning tasks, restocking supplies and other projects assigned by the House Manager. We need volunteers who are responsible, self-motivated and comfortable working on their own in the communal areas of the House. Volunteers must be 18 years old or older.
As a Van Driver you will provide relief and enjoyment for our families by driving them, in our van, to local shopping centers, events and local attractions. Often our families do not have a car while they are in Seattle or are not comfortable driving in the city. Our families truly appreciate any transportation that our volunteers are able to provide and look forward to van outings. You will need to be personable, helpful and dependable. As a Van Driver you need to be comfortable driving in the City with the minor distractions of up to 11 other people in the van. You can drive on a weekly set schedule, every other week or be on call. We will leave that up to you. You must be over 18 and under 75 years of age and have a good driving record and insurance.
The House Pantry Organizer is responsible for assisting the facilities team in managing the organization of the food storage and the restocking of the family pantry. This position is vital to our food program and our ability to offer this necessity to our families.
If you are interested in volunteering for a special event such as our annual RMHC Auction or Hockey Challenge, please contact Development at (206) 838-0613.