30 Ways in 30 Days
Serve on a committee or board of your local RMHC Chapter
RMHC is able to respond directly to local needs through its deep relationships within communities. Countless volunteers worldwide lend their time, expertise and insight by serving on RMHC boards, committees and task forces.
Throughout Australia, medical professionals, business leaders and members of the community serve as ambassadors, acting as a liaison between RMHC Chapter and the community. And, in Southwest Florida, a diverse team of volunteers helped launch and guide the area's first Ronald McDonald Care Mobile program. Tom Schneider, a retired accountant, was the Advisory Council's first chairperson. He performed the initial needs assessment, wrote grants, created the budget, and connected the program with influential donors and opinion leaders. "We attribute the success of our Ronald McDonald Care Mobile to the active involvement and guidance of volunteers like Tom," says Debra Newman, executive director, RMHC of Southwest Florida.