Group and Family Volunteers
Group volunteer projects are scheduled via VolunteerMark. When you sign up through the calendar, you are requesting a date to volunteer. Please check email for a confirmation on the date’s availability within 24 hours on a business day: Monday-Friday. To get started, follow the steps below:
For accessible versions of these documents, please contact Marketing & Communications Coordinator Erin McGrath at email@example.com.
View our onsite agreement (PDF)
Click on the opportunity you are interested in.
Follow the prompts to sign up for a VolunteerMark account.
Sign up for your opportunity on VolunteerMark!
In order to provide a peaceful and relaxing atmosphere for our families, please note that we can only schedule one volunteer group per shift. If you do not see a blue sign-up button on a particular date, that shift is filled.
Home cooked meals give families a chance to relax and bond with other families. The meal program is a great service project for families, churches, and co-workers.
Groups can prepare breakfast on Saturday or Sunday or dinner any day of the year. Groups are limited to 14 volunteers. Volunteers must be at least 12 years old. All volunteers under 18 require an adult supervisor.
Cleaning toys, refrigerators, furniture, dusting, etc. Volunteers must be at least 10 years old, and those under 18 require an adult supervisor. Groups should consist of 3-12 members, and should wear comfortable clothing. We provide cleaning supplies.
Raking, weeding flower beds, mulching and other seasonal outdoor maintenance. This project is for groups of 4-15 people ages 10+. All volunteers under 18 require an adult supervisor. Volunteers should wear comfortable clothing. The House provides garden tools and trash bags. Volunteers may bring their own work gloves.
Our Activities program provides a much-needed lift to our guest families. Doing activities gives families the opportunity to spend time together outside of the hospital. Activity Examples include: Game Night, Arts and Crafts, or Face Painting.
This program provides the opportunity to prepare “Family Care Kits” of non-perishable food items which are used by families staying at the Ronald McDonald House and Ronald McDonald Family Rooms in area hospitals. Group supplies donations to go into the kits. To schedule kit assembly (both on and off-site) contact Nicole Gawel, Volunteer Program Assistant, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 302-428-5324.
Part of the success of our fundraisers are the volunteers that make them spectacular. Our volunteers help with registration, parking, greeting, and raffle sales. Everything they do to help makes a big difference in making the event fantastic.
Big Hearts, Small Hands
For the health and safety of the families staying at the House, the House has age guidelines for volunteer service. For families with children 6 to 12 years, these are ways to help introduce your child to volunteer service:
Collect Pop Tabs – We recycle aluminum pop tabs. The safest bets are tabs from soda cans. However, you can check with a magnet to see if they’re aluminum. If they are a different metal, they will stick to the magnet, while aluminum will not. The money from the Pop Tab Program covers many costs, including coverage of families’ stays. Pop tabs can be donated to the House any day of the week between 9am and 9pm.
Families at our Ronald McDonald Family Rooms use Family Care Kits. The kits help bring the touches of home to families while they spend time at the hospital during their child’s treatment. To learn more, contact Nicole Gawel, Volunteer Program Assistant at at email@example.com or 302-428-5324.