Individual In-House Volunteers are essential to our mission. We rely on our volunteers to help keep the Ronald McDonald House a clean, warm and welcoming place for our families. Volunteer duties include cleaning, laundry, errands, preparing guest rooms, sorting donations, driving the shuttle van to/from the hospital, and helping with special events. Volunteers must be at least 16 years of age. Shuttle van drivers must be at least 18 years of age. Volunteers are asked to commit to one regular three-hour shift per week for the duration of a semester/four months. Shifts are assigned at the beginning of each semester and are structured as 9AM-12PM, 12PM-3PM, 3PM-6PM, or 6PM-9PM. Attendance reliability is required.
Interested in volunteering? Fill out our Online Application and our Volunteer Coordinator will be in touch with you soon.
We are currently only reviewing applications for the following shifts: Saturday 9 AM – 12 PM, Saturday 6 PM – 9 PM, and Sunday 12 – 3 PM.
Prepare a Meal
Serving a meal at the Ronald McDonald House or either Family Room is another great way to volunteer. Families staying at the Ronald McDonald House or using the Family Rooms appreciate home cooked meals following a long and stressful day at the hospital. All Ronald McDonald House Meal Group volunteers must be age 14 or older. Family Room meal groups may include younger children.
Group Service Projects
Just as with any home, it takes a lot of work and helping hands to keep the Ronald McDonald House clean and tidy. We welcome volunteer groups that are interested in performing group service projects such as general cleaning, preparing guest rooms, laundry, vacuuming, sorting donations, organizing the food pantry, etc. We ask that group size is limited to no more than 10 people. All Group Service Project volunteers must be age 14 or older.
We are also currently asking groups to build teams to walk, run, or volunteer together for the 34th Annual Red Shoe Run/Walk. The more people on your team, the more fun to be had by all. If your team has 10 or more runners or walkers, 15 or more volunteers, or a total of 20 combined participants/volunteers you all will receive a personalized team t-shirt. Sign Up click here.
Opportunities for Families/Groups with Children 13 or Younger
For groups with younger children, you are welcome to schedule a tour, create cards or artwork for families, collect pop tabs, or host a donation drive from our Wish List. We also invite families and school groups to volunteer at our various special events throughout the year.
Contact Lexie Lindner, Family Program & Volunteer Coordinator, [email protected] or 319-356-4417.