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Volunteer Program
Thank you for your interest in supporting Ronald McDonald House Newfoundland & Labrador. 

Volunteers make the difference in the lives of all the families that come through our doors - by cooking, by hosting, by listening, by nurturing, by simply being there and helping.   Volunteers are also needed throughout our province to help with awareness and fundraising.

Please complete our Volunteer Application and mail to:
Ronald McDonald House Newfoundland and Labrador
P.O. Box 28091
St. John's, NL
A1B 1X0

Volunteers are needed to the following:

House Operations:   

(Please note: to be a house operations volunteer you must be at least  16  years old.  Once the application and orientation process is complete, volunteers 16 and 17 years old  will be paired with  another volunteer until the age of 18)

House Volunteers: House volunteer help with maintaining the front desk area, greeting families and assist with light housekeeping.

Host Volunteers:   Host Volunteers would be available a couple of days a week from 1:30-6:30pm  when there is a group scheduled for a Home for Dinner . These volunteers need to be a reliable, outgoing, and friendly ,who can assist and guide scheduled Home for Dinner groups.

Maintenance Volunteers:   Maintenance Volunteers help with small chores as needed. These volunteers need to be a reliable and handy.  Our maintenance volunteers assist with minor repairs and maintenance of a clean, safe and orderly environment for families, volunteers and staff.

Fundraising/Awareness Volunteers:

If you don't live close by our House - you can still volunteer!!  Host a Red Shoe Crew-Walk for Families or another  event! of your choice!  Hosing an event is very easy and we can help every step of the way!  

For more information on volunteer opportunities, please contact Ronald McDonald House Newfoundland and Labrador at 709-738-0000 or by email


Helping “HAND” Awards in honour of Dr. Jack Hand       

Each time the original committee and then the Board of Directors of Ronald McDonald House met, Dr. Jack Hand would ask the same question.  “When will the House be opened?”  Jack had a unique understanding of the overwhelming need for Ronald McDonald House in Newfoundland and Labrador.  Each and every day in his practice he would meet families who needed Our House to be opened.  He continually reminded the Board of Directors that they must work hard and ensure no time was wasted in finishing the House and bringing it to the people who need it.

Jack was passionate about the project.  He offered himself up to carry out any task required.  He participated in fund raising activities, travelled to Labrador on two occasions to raise awareness, offered sound and frequent advice about what people needed who would stay at the House and he even went on Open Line.  He never wavered in his commitment to make the House a reality.

Ronald McDonald House opened in September of 2012.  It opened with the lasting memory that the Campaign Team could not have succeeded without Jack's contribution, without his knowledge and absolute commitment to his patients and their families who need this House during very difficult times.

Ronald McDonald House Newfoundland and Labrador is grateful to the time and energy Dr. Jack Hand gave to making our House a reality.  

Now that Our House is opened, we proudly remember Jack and that he would not have to ask “the question” anymore.  In honor of Jack's contribution and the unwavering support received, Ronald McDonald House Newfoundland and Labrador has implemented the Helping “HAND” Awards.

©     House Operations 

2015 Alex Gibson    

2014 Jackie Furlong

©     Community Engagement                       

2015 Camille Bryan, Port Saunders

2014 Annette Higdon, New Harbour

©     Leadership                                                   

2015 Melissa Thomas    

2014 Lorna King

©     House Programs                                          

2015 Subsea7

2014 Chatters Salon

©     Outstanding Philanthropist                   

2015 Belfor Property Restoration

2014 Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro

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