Volunteer in the Ronald McDonald Family Room at Inova Children's Hospital

When families walk in, we want them to forget they are in the hospital.

The RMFR at Inova Children's Hospital on the Inova Fairfax Medical Campus is a warm and welcoming space located adjacent to the Pediatric Intensive Care and Cardiac Care Units.  The room also serves the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and the Medical/Surgical Unit. RMHCDC and Inova look forward to opening a second Ronald McDonald Family Room on the Hematology/Oncology Unit in 2017. 

It is a space where parents and other caregivers can have a snack or cup of coffee, check email, read, talk, or simply relax for a few minutes and remain just steps from their child.

Amenities include a coffee and snack counter, several computer bays, and comfortable seating. Staff and regularly scheduled volunteers will greet and assist families and make rounds on the floor with a Hospitality a la Carte cart, stocked with snacks and other items for families.

Become a Weekly Volunteer:

Apply to Volunteer

We are currently recruiting volunteers to work a weekly shift in the Ronald McDonald Family Room at Inova Children's Hospital.

  • Shifts are available seven days a week. A minimum commitment of two shifts a month is required.
  • Volunteer responsibilities include greeting and assisting families, taking the Happy Wheels Cart out on the floor with amenities for children and their families, re-stocking the room, and some light housekeeping.
  • Volunteers will be cross trained by both RMHCDC and Inova.



Catherine Keating
VA Ronald McDonald Family Room Coordinator