Volunteer Profiles

Mary Pat Armstrong
June 09, 2021
Our Founding Director reflects on 40 years
As RMHC Toronto celebrates 40 years of keeping families close, our Founding Director, Mary Pat Armstrong, is feeling a great sense of pride in how the mission has grown since the first day she...
Man in suit smiling at camera
April 23, 2021
Incredible Aric
“Premature and perfect.” This is how Aric Bhargava, a RMHC Toronto Board member, describes the birth of his son Ayen in 2012. For a couple that was big on planning, an earlier delivery...
Older woman smiling
April 19, 2021
Meet Marg
As a pediatric nurse, long-time volunteer Marg understands the vital role that RMHC Toronto plays for families with a critically ill child. In the early days of her 35-year career at Holland...
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...
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