Ronald McDonald House Charities Victoria & Tasmania


Family Room Volunteer

Family Room Volunteers assist families using the Ronald McDonald House Family Room, located inside the Northern Hospital, Epping.

Family Room Volunteers offer support and a listening ear to families throughout the day. In addition, they stock the kitchen, general light cleaning tasks, liaise with nursing staff and ensure all rules and policies of the Family Room are adhered to.

The Ronald McDonald Family Room inside the Northern Hospital, is a large communal space for families to enjoy, and is located inside the hospital, nearby to paediatric wards. Families are able to quietly unwind and relax, away from the common sounds and busyness of the wards.

Family Room volunteers oversee the day to day running of the Family Room, including welcoming and supporting families as well as general housekeeping.

Each Family Room generally contains the following:

  • Lounge area
  • Communal kitchen
  • Laundry facilities
  • Play area
  • Bathroom

Our 4 Ronald McDonald Family Rooms are located inside the:

  1. Joan Kirner Women's & Children's Hospital, Sunshine (Western Health)
  2. The Northern Hospital, Epping (Northern Health)
  3. Monash Children's Hospital, Clayton (Monash Health)
  4. Wodonga Campus (Albury Wodonga Health)