Volunteers play an essential part in our mission of service to families coping with the crisis of a critically ill or injured child. There are both group and individual opportunities available for volunteering. If you have any questions or need additional information, please call 254-770-0910.
Volunteer Opportunities -
Meals – Provide breakfast, lunch or dinner for our families. Meals may be brought to the House or prepared at the House. Groups, families or individuals can volunteer to prepare a meal as a one time event or on a scheduled basis.
Baking – Prepare a special treat for our guests! Bake it here or at home. Anything homemade is always a special treat and there’s nothing like the delicious scent of something baking in the oven…homemade cakes, pies and cookies are always a welcome treat for our families!
Gardening – Our Memorial Garden and houseplants need love too! Volunteer to plant, weed, rake or water to make the House an attractive place to stay for our families.
Holiday Events – Bring cookies or treats. Make baskets or bags of treats with a holiday theme for our families. Decorate the House for the holiday or provide individual room decorations. It is even more difficult to be away from home during holidays. Your volunteer efforts and/or donations “with the holiday in mind” will go a long way towards easing the additional strain of our families having to be away from home over the holiday season.
Cleaning – Help keep the House spotless for our families. Our cleaning chores are inclusive of cleaning everything A to Z – top to bottom – inside and outside.
Volunteer List of Chores
- Wipe down porch furniture with soap and water
Clorox wipe drinking fountains, telephones and playroom toys
- Disconnect toaster ovens and clean inside and out
- Clean all three microwaves
- Wipe down “Ronald” statues inside and outside on patio
- Pick up trash outside in both parking lots
- Water garden and water front door plants
- Move all couches and clean floors underneath
- Dust all air-condition ceiling vents
- Wipe down all washing machines and dryers
- Dust floor moldings and window sills throughout public areas of house and in unoccupied rooms
- Dust all picture frames
- Dust all chair rungs in dining rooms and large meeting room
- Dust all doors throughout House, making sure panels are clean – go in unoccupied rooms to dust doors and also top of TV’s
- Dust ceiling fans
- Vacuum hallways
- Wash van – vacuum interior
- Polish chairs in meeting room
- Clean out refrigerators – checking all dates
- Wash windows in and out
- Move beds in empty rooms and vacuum
- Organize pantry
- Take out trash
- Fill snack cabinet
- Clean drawer in bottom of stoves in small kitchen
- Clean on top of freezers in big kitchen pantry
- Thoroughly clean laundry rooms. Wash floors – clean counters, wipe down machines. Clean lint filters, clean detergent cupboard, clean floor moldings
- Move refrigerators – wash floor underneath.
- Wash floor moldings in big kitchen pantry and small kitchen
- In playroom – clean thoroughly, moving all furniture – dusting all books.
- Living Room – move all furniture, cleaning underneath.
- Wash pantry floors and around moldings
- Check all dates on food items.
- Put laundry away – putting some in small laundry room.Water garden and small crepe myrtle in play area.
- Empty rooms – dust bed frames, vacuum under beds, dust window sills, blinds, air conditioners. Wash windows, dust floor molding and picture frames. Use a brush to dust lamp shades, wash mirrors. Spot clean carpet spots.. Make sure rollaways in closet have appropriate sheets, blankets, pillows.
- Wash and dry bedspreads that are dirty.
- Wash garbage cans and lids.
- Put greeting cards in dining room closets in some order
- Clean winter scene with Q tips.
- Clean oven drawers and hood vents.
- Make new check in folders and teen volunteer applications.