18 May Volunteer Series – Amy Goldberg
Volunteers for the Ronald McDonald House Charities Northern Nevada allow us to care for families that are experiencing one of the most difficult periods of their lives – their little one’s stay at the hospital. Without our volunteer’s generosity, we would not be able to help families in the same way.
Amy Golberg has been helping at the Reno Ronald McDonald House since January of 2017 and her volunteer track record is glowing! Amy has always had a passion for maternal-child health as she previously worked as a NICU nurse and for a non-profit in New Jersey that focused on helping families. After moving to Reno in 2016, Amy decided she wanted to find a way to give back to the community and found our House. She’s a very active volunteer, helping with administrative tasks at the House, volunteering at events and has recently started volunteering at the Ronald McDonald Family Room at Renown Children’s Hospital.
“I have a direct impact on families by being a friendly face to say hello to them as they come and go from the House,” said Amy. “Seeing the happy ending when a family can return to their own home after a stay at the House [is rewarding].”
Not only is Amy able to see the direct impact she has on families, she also appreciates the opportunity to “understand the behind the scenes tasks that are vital to the smooth running of the House.” She’s been at the helm of many filing projects and worked to organize scholarship applications for the RMHC Northern Nevada Scholarship Program in addition to helping score applicants.
She’s definitely a volunteer who has a heart as big as this House! If you are interested in gaining new experiences that are unique to RMHC, visit our volunteer page to learn about our volunteer opportunities.