Volunteer Spotlight: Sabrina Wagoner

Categories: Volunteer Spotlight

Sabrina enjoys “spending some time” with guest families inside the Ronald McDonald House and Ronald McDonald Family Room.

When Sabrina Wagoner’s youngest son left for college, she found herself with an empty house and extra time. After hearing about her sister’s experience volunteering with Ronald McDonald House Charities in Berlin, Germany, Sabrina decided to help bring the comforts of home to guest families here in St. Louis.
Sabrina, an Air Force veteran and research lab manager at Washington University, has been volunteering for four years at the Ronald McDonald House on Park Avenue. Every other Thursday evening, she helps our Data Assistant, Larry Pry, with scanning projects.
“Sabrina’s attention to detail and positive attitude are such gifts to our team, and to the House,” says Larry, who often refers to Sabrina as the resident Scanning Queen and has even given Sabrina her own tiara.
Sabrina is also famous around RMHC for checking in on Facebook during her shifts, sharing our mission with family and friends by letting them know she is “spending some time” at the House.
Sabrina’s time and talents are also appreciated inside the walls of St. Louis Children’s Hospital, where she brings comfort and care to families visiting the Ronald McDonald Family Rooms twice a month.
“Volunteering here comes with an emotional investment,” says Sabrina. “You can’t leave here unchanged. Most days will be fun, but some will be hard. I have so many good memories of my time here, be it with parents, patients or staff. It’s a privilege to walk with the guest families even just for a short time.”
Here at RMHC St. Louis, we are grateful to count Sabrina among our most dedicated volunteers, and we are thrilled the feeling is mutual!
“I came here thinking I would be giving back, but in reality, what I receive from my interactions with the families and the patients far outweighs anything I could ever give.”