Ronald McDonald House Charities of Alabama Student Leadership Council (SLC) is a group of young men and women committed to promoting volunteerism by serving the families residing at Ronald McDonald House of Birmingham, Alabama. Each year the council is looking for students who demonstrate an interest in and commitment to helping the families who call the Ronald McDonald House “home.”

Students selected for membership to this leadership council will have the opportunity to develop self-confidence and leadership skills while engaging in age-appropriate activities designed to meet the unique needs of our community. Dues are $25 yearly.

Applications for the 2021-2022 Student Leadership Council is now open.

Deadline to submit all required documents is May 7, 2021 .

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Selection Process

  1. Must be a rising junior or senior in high school.
  2. A completed application consist of the online application and two letters of recommendation from teachers, employers, pastors or other volunteer supervisors.  Recommendations should be addressed to Stephanie Duncan, RMHCA Volunteer Coordinator. No application will be reviewed until all materials are received. Students are responsible for contacting the RMHCA Community Outreach Manager throughout the application process to ensure their materials are received.
  3. Once a completed application is received, the applicant will be invited to complete the SLC mandatory orientation on (May 18, 2021 @5pm). At this time the applicant will sign up for an interview time.
  4. The selection committee will determine the SLC members for the 2021-2022 school year.
  5. A maximum of twenty (20) students will be selected to serve for as many as two years (depending on whether they are a junior or senior). They will be notified via a letter from the Community Outreach Manager no later than May, 28, 2021.
  6. Those not selected will be informed via letter and will be encouraged to volunteer independently at RMHCA and submit an application the following year.

Note: We respectfully request that students themselves complete the application process, and follow through with the RMHCA Community Outreach Manager to make sure each portion of the application is completed. Parents are discouraged to complete any part of the application process for their child.

Student Leadership Council Requirements and Responsibilities

Congratulations to the 2020-2021 Student Leadership Council!

2020-2021 Officers

Ariel Zhou, President

Vestavia Hills High School

Morgan Cunningham, Vice President

Hoover High School

Laura Claire Waldrop, Volunteer Coordinator

Shades Valley High School

Victoria Kindall (Fundraising Coordinator)

Indian Springs School

JaMiya Walton, Communications Coordinator

Shades Valley High School

2020-2021 Members

Halla Almoradi

Hoover High School

Camilla Augustus

Oak Mountain High School

Thomas Butrus

Mountain Brook High School

Rebecca Chow-Wah

Vestavia Hills High School

Nicholas Dicen

Briarwood Christian School

Marcelle LeBlanc

Laurel Springs School

Raleigh Robinson

Vestavia Hills High School

Riley Stanley

Hueytown High School