Teen Volunteer Spotlight: Anna

March 21st, 2023

I have been volunteering at the Ronald McDonald House® since 2019, and have loved every minute of it! Between helping wonderful families and working alongside kind volunteers and the trusted staff, I have gotten to meet and personally know many amazing people through my time at RMHC®.

As a Teen Hospitality Volunteer, I love working around the House to help both families and staff. I enjoy making up rooms for new families to stay in, stocking snacks in kitchen spaces to make sure bellies stay full and delivering items to guest rooms, so every family has what they need throughout their stay. My absolute favorite part of being a Teen Hospitality Volunteer is giving tours. I love to show new families around the House, especially the fun play spaces like the Game Room. It’s beneficial for new families to know right away that we have kind, supportive staff and volunteers that will be here for them with anything they need.

I am also an Office Assistant, meaning I answer the phone, help families check in and work on miscellaneous projects. I love when people stop by the front desk just to have a conversation. Everyone I have met at RMHC is very friendly and nice to talk to. Being at the front desk, I am the first person people see when they arrive, so I make sure to always greet them with a smile and a warm welcome.

In addition to volunteering, I am a Teen Ambassador! Teen Ambassadors are current RMHC volunteers that are juniors and seniors in high school, sharing the RMHC mission with our schools and communities. We have bi-monthly meetings where we brainstorm ways we can help the House and families. We also participate in bi-monthly projects – we love to create door decorations, make themed snacks, assemble tie blankets and host fun activities for our families to participate in. We even support other charities in the Milwaukee area! We are a group of hard workers, but we also make sure to have fun. We spend time together and hold team bonding activities, and start every meeting with a game.

Teen Ambassadors Escape Room Team Building

I have loved being a volunteer for the past four years and being in the Teen Ambassador Program for the last two years. I’m very excited to continue my journey with the Ronald McDonald House, meeting more fantastic people on this adventure!

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