Volunteer Spotlight: Janet Bubholz
July 31st, 2020
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Madison volunteers are essential to delivering our mission of creating and supporting programs that enhance the health and well-being of children and their families. Without volunteers, like Janet, we would not be able to do what we do. We can’t thank Janet enough for the love and dedication they show us and the families we serve.
- How long have you been volunteering at RMHC-Madison?
I started volunteering when the Ronald McDonald Family Room opened in September 2012. I volunteer every Thursday morning.
- How did you initially get involved with us?
I had recently retired when I saw an article in the State Journal about the Ronald McDonald Family Room, I immediately applied and have been volunteering ever since. I was looking for a volunteer opportunity and this looked like something I would enjoy.
- What is your favorite thing about volunteering here?
I enjoy meeting new families and the other volunteers and staff. I have made new friends and Teresa, the manager, is a joy to work with.
- Do you have a favorite memory with RMHC?
The five year anniversary was quite special. It was amazing to know that the Ronald McDonald Family Room had been serving families for that long.
- What types of things have you done while volunteering for RMHC-Madison?
I have volunteered during Day of Change at the McDonald’s restaurants. In the Ronald McDonald Family Room, I work at the front desk which entails various duties including housekeeping, making beds, etc. And don’t forget feeding the fish!
- Tell us something about you we don’t know.
I have traveled to 36 states including Alaska and Hawaii, seven Canadian provinces, and Mexico.
- What would you say to someone who is considering becoming a volunteer?
There are volunteer opportunities all over the community. Volunteering is very important, and volunteers can accomplish a great deal. It is a good way to feel good about doing something for others.