Dallas Ronald McDonald House Calls for Volunteers – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth
Dallas’ Ronald McDonald House serves as a home for sick children in need of medical attention, but now it finds itself in uncharted territory – it desperately needs volunteers to help out.
Ronald McDonald House Dallas CEO Jill Cumnock said occupancy has increased 75% since the pandemic began, and Ronald McDonald House now serves more than sixty families.
She thinks one thing that keeps volunteers away is the strict vaccine and mask requirements in place to protect children and their families.
Volunteers are essential to the mission of the house. They organize activities for children and families, help organize special events and help cook hot meals.
Volunteers have been suspended for a year and a half due to the pandemic.
Ronald McDonald House is still operating with less than 50% volunteers at this time, which means it is short about 20 volunteers per day.
“We never really had to look for volunteers or groups,” said Jill Cumnock, CEO of Ronald McDonald House Dallas. “In fact, before COVID-19 there was usually a 4-6 month wait for groups to come and cook a meal because it’s such a popular fun activity. So now I have to say, ok, we have openings, it’s something new for us.”
If you work for a company or organization interested in getting involved or would like to volunteer your time, you can find out more here: https://rmhdallas.org/get-involved/volunteer/