Become a Family Room Volunteer
Family Room volunteers help extend the mission of
RMH-LI by providing warmth and comfort to families
in a time of need. The commitment of being a volunteer
in the Ronald McDonald Family Room at Stony Brook
Children’s is an important one. Volunteers provide
reception for families, offer hospitality, keep the room
neat and tidy, re-stock snacks and beverages, maintain
statistical records and enforce policies. The following
four-hour shifts are available: 9 am to 1 pm, 1 pm to 5 pm,
and 5 pm to 9 pm.
Sign-Up to Drive the Family Room Van
Van Drivers provide transportation for families to airports,
medical appointments and drug stores, and run errands
for the operation of the Family Room.
Make a Difference for These Families
and Donate Today!
Research shows that a family presence in the hospital
helps children heal faster and cope better. Staying close
by allows parents to better communicate with their child’s
medical team and improves adherence to complicated
treatment plans. The Family Room provides an oasis of calm and rest for these families, which increases their
ability to advocate for their child.
If you are interested in becoming a Family Room
volunteer, van driver, donor, fund raiser, committee
or advisory board member or would like further
information about the Family Room, please contact
Jennifer Nicholson at (516) 775-5683, ext. 158
or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.