Upon my retirement in June 2010, I became a volunteer at the Ronald McDonald House of CT. I am now in my 6th year at the House of Hope, as I like to call it. The first year, I “floated” – filling in 3 hour shifts as I trained and learned about the families, staff and activities of the house. Then I became the Wednesday 3-6 pm shift person, office volunteer. Given the reasons for the house, seriously ill children and their families, the House has a happy and hopeful atmosphere. Holidays, birthdays and good news events are celebrated.
What do I do? I answer phones, write thank you notes for donations to the house, fulfill requests from families, give an occasional tour of the house, sign families in and out, and do pretty much anything that is asked of me.
I am proud to tell people “I volunteer at the Ronald McDonald House of CT.” I plan on continuing in my volunteer position as long as I can.