Group and Family Volunteers

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Group and Family Volunteers

For accessible versions of these documents, please contact Marketing & Communications Coordinator Erin McGrath at e.mcgrath@rmhde.org.

 View or download our Service Projects handout for a full listing of all group projects.

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!

Group volunteer projects are scheduled via VolunteerMark. When you click on an opportunity, you will be redirected to our Volunteer Mark scheduling program. If you do not already have a log-in, you will need to create one. Browse the calendar by selecting the month and year you would like to view for your chosen project.

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, the shift is filled.

Make a Meal/BakingGroup of volunteers standing in front of a prepared meal

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. Volunteers must be at least 16 years old. All volunteers under 18 require an adult supervisor. The maximum number of individuals for each service opportunity vary-detailed information for each opportunity will be visible upon registering. Groups will also receive important information related to their service opportunity via email when their date is confirmed by an RMHDE staff member.

Dinner Clean-Up

Clean up includes putting away, storing, and cleaning up leftovers from dinner while abiding by our Safe Food Handling Guidelines. Running dishwashers as well as handwashing larger pieces and emptying out trash cans is also a necessity. Wiping down tables, chairs, counter tops, as well as sweeping floors (if needed) are additional tasks for Dinner Clean-up groups.

CleaningGroup of young adults stocking cleaning products on shelves

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.

Family ActivitiesTwo children with their faces painted

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.

Family Care KitsNon-perishable food items next to bag

This program provides the opportunity to prepare “Family Care Kits” of non-perishable food items that 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.

For more information, contact Sarah Sommer at s.sommer@rmhde.org.

Special EventsGroup of volunteers under a tent

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 Sarah Sommer, Volunteer Program Assistant, at (302) 428-5324 or s.sommer@rmhde.org.



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