Individual Volunteering

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. **Due to COVID, temporary changes have been implemented. Please contact us for more information on how to get involved.

Interested in volunteering? Please contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Jessica Field, at [email protected]

After your conversation, you will be asked to fill out our Online Application


Provide a Meal

Providing a meal for our families is a great way to support them. Families appreciate hot meals following a long and stressful day at the hospital. Due to COVID-19 restriction we are unable to have Meal Groups in the House or Family Rooms. Please contact our Volunteer Coordinator at [email protected] for information on sponsoring a meal for our families.

Learn more about providing a meal at the Ronald McDonald House or Family Room.

Sponsor A Meal

Would you like to help, but can’t make it to the House? Consider a meal sponsorship. Your gift of $250 provides a delicious catered meal for families to enjoy. Our staff will take care of all the arrangements. For more information, please contact our Family Program & Volunteer Coordinator, at 319-356-3939 or [email protected].

Group Service Projects

Due to COVID-19 we are unable to have Service Groups at the House. Please reach out to our Volunteer Coordinator at [email protected] to learn more about our virtual volunteering opportunities.


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.


Event Volunteering

We host several large events throughout the year that are a perfect opportunity for groups, families, or individuals to help out for a day. If you are interested in volunteering at one of our events, please visit the specific event by selecting the event from the drop down menu above.

Click HERE to volunteer for the Red Shoe Run/Walk on May 2


Contact us at [email protected] or 319-356-3939.

Hear why our volunteers donate their time and talent to RMHC!