Volunteer Profiles

December 10, 2020
Alex's story
Woodworking is one of our most popular and longest running programs. For 30 years, Alex has volunteered to run the program by creating handmade wooden objects for families to paint and have as a...
Young girl and woman
July 20, 2020
A House of love: Dayl’s story
Dayl says RMHC Toronto holds a special place in her heart. “I’ll never forget the first day I came to the House. I sat down to colour with a little girl who was about three or four...
Two women
August 14, 2019
Volunteer mentors make a difference
Stephanie Nyberg and Alexandra Atayde Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) Toronto volunteers are known for being compassionate and kind, but they have another special skill. They always...
Bowl of fruit
May 23, 2019
Fruit and field trips
There’s something about the sight and smell of a big bowl of fresh fruit that can really lift the spirits. Thanks to the Morel Family Foundation, families at RMHC Toronto have been enjoying...
Volunteer folding laundry
April 17, 2019
The heart of RMHC Toronto
From April 7 to 13, we celebrated National Volunteer Week to thank the over 500 volunteers at our House and Family Rooms.  At RMHC Toronto, we believe that volunteers are the heart of our...
Mike Perkins
March 20, 2019
Energetic Mike
Mike Perkins with fellow Front Desk volunteer, Janet Sutton. If you arrive at RMHC Toronto on a Thursday afternoon and find Mike Perkins at the Front Desk, more than likely, he is going to be...
Claire and Henry
January 16, 2019
Better together
Henry and Claire Fournier’s family and friends know they can’t make plans with the couple on Mondays. That’s because the retirees dedicate that day to volunteering at two places...
Michelle Toro
October 26, 2018
An Olympic volunteer
From 2014 to 2016, Michelle Toro volunteered in the Family Room at Rouge Valley Centenary. Then she went to the Rio Olympics and won a bronze medal in swimming! She recently addressed our...
Corrine Gagne
August 30, 2018
Retired Sudbury Police sergeant launches second career with us
Corinne Gagne has devoted her entire career to helping people – but how she’s doing it now is dramatically different than even just one year ago. This January, the Sudbury native...
Mary Pat Armstrong
February 21, 2018
Our Founding Director
It started with a phone call. In late 1978, Mary Pat Armstrong picked up the receiver to hear her daughter’s oncologist, Dr. Peter McClure, ask if she wanted to be part of trying to...
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