‘A Beautiful Difference’ was the theme for our first-ever national Volunteer Conference.
Our families tell us the compassion, care and optimism of the volunteers shines through in the Houses and Programs - making a beautiful difference in the lives of families with a sick child.
The 2018 Conference was specifically designed to show our appreciation of our volunteers giving them the opportunity to think, reflect and connect.
The event saw 220 RMHC volunteers across Australia come together for an amazing two days of connection, inspiration and learning in Sydney.
The conference program aimed to introduce like-minded people. They were able to gain valuable insights from RMHC Chapters around Australia as well as hear more about where we are headed as an organisation.
Highlights of RMHC Volunteer Conference included one of our former RMHC kids, Jakub Kowalski as co-MC; the Gratitude Cruise; Paul Callaghan talking on Aboriginal Inclusion; Dr Jordan Nguyen on the impact of technology; Michael Crossland sharing his powerful story; a visit to Ronald McDonald House Westmead; and our wonderful Gala Dinner.
It was an incredible coming together of those that keep us connected to our purpose on a daily basis and we were heartened by the positive feedback that we received from our volunteers.
An enormous thank you to our Volunteer Conference Organising Committee for their tireless commitment to bringing together an amazing experience. We are so grateful to everyone who joined us for this incredible event.
“Going to bed and not being able to sleep thinking my heart would burst from JOY & GRATITUDE”.
“You made me feel good about being a volunteer and knowing I can make a difference by just being me”.
“An amazing and well organized and structured conference... you guys thought of everything except the tissues...”.