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 Members of the 2017-2018 Student Leadership Council pose for a photo at Barons Night.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.

Selection Process

  1.  Must be a rising junior or senior in high school.
  2. Complete the online application. Applications will be accepted starting the first of March and ending the last Friday in April.
  3. Attend a mandatory orientation to learn about the Student Leadership Council (SLC). A flyer will be sent to all High School guidance counselors in the Birmingham area to announce the date of the SLC Orientations and will be emailed to applicants.
  4. 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 Alice Taylor, RMHCA Volunteer Coordinator. No application will be reviewed until all materials are received. Students are responsible for contacting the RMHCA Volunteer Coordinator throughout the application process to ensure their materials are received.
  5. Once a completed application is received, the applicant will be invited to complete the SLC orientation, which includes a  background check and media consent form. At this time the applicant will sign up for an interview time.
  6. At the end of May,  the selection committee will determine the SLC members for the next school year. The selection committee is comprised of the RMHCA Volunteer Coordinator, Marketing and Communications Director, Current SLC President and CEO.
  7. 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 Volunteer Coordinator.
  8. Those not selected will be informed via letter and will be encouraged to volunteer independently at RMHCA and submit an application the following year.


SLC-webNote: SLC is as much about educating students as it is about supporting RMHCA. Therefore, we respectfully request that students themselves complete the application process, and follow through with the RMHCA Volunteer Coordinator to make sure each portion of the application is completed.







Student Leadership Council Requirements and Responsibilities


2017-2018 Members

Jacqui Adan
Fundraising Coordinator
Pelham High School
Mary Hogewood
Vestavia Hills High School
Emily Anne Beauchaine
Vice President
Oak Mountain High School
Calen McAlpin
Hewitt Trussville High School
Caroline Branche
Briarwood Christian High School
Erica Miller
Oak Mountain High School
Alexis Brooks
Jefferson County IB School
Caleb Mills
Oak Mountain High School
Julia Burdett
Oak Mountain High School
Caleb Page
Pelham High School
Sydney Carlson
Mountain Brook High School
Amauri Pettaway
A.H. Parker High School
Jhynesis Gorman
A.H. Parker High School
Jehme Pruitt
John Carroll Catholic High School
Natalie Harris
John Carroll Catholic High School
Natalie Read
Communications Coordinator
Mountain Brook High School
Tyler Hirn
Mountain Brook High School
Noel Rengering
Hoover High School
John Simpson
Hoover High School
Ariana White
Volunteer Coordinator
Hewitt Trussville High School