Do You Have A Group Wanting to Serve?

You’re in the right place, then! We would love to have your civic group, church organization or corporate group serve at the Ronald McDonald House. There are several different opportunities to get involved, we feel there is something for every group. After a long, stressful day our families look forward to the many groups that serve selflessly to make their day or evening a bit more peaceful.

                                              

Provide A Meal

One of the easiest, most tangible ways to meet a need at the Ronald McDonald House is to provide a warm, home-cooked meal to our 73 families. You don’t have to be a world-class chef to prepare a meal. Volunteers like you make a tremendous difference in the lives of our guest families and the feeling you get from helping others will feed your soul.

Before you volunteer…

  • ALL meal groups must communicate with Sandra Hall, Meal Coordinator.
  • Meals must be either prepared or assembled at the Ronald McDonald House whenever possible. Food prepared in commercial cooking establishments such as restaurants, catering services, or cafeterias and then brought in or delivered is acceptable.
  • We cannot accept drop-offs or leftovers.
  • Volunteers must be at least 13 years of age to serve a meal.

Start Volunteering…

  1. Review our Meal Group Guidelines
  2. Fill out our online Meal Application
    • 1 application per group
  3. Fill out our online Background Check
  4. Check out our Meals Calendar to reserve your date
  5. Participate in an on-site Meal Orientation (you will receive an email invite shortly after applying)

Need some ideas? Check out our meal ideas or our Pinterest board!

Love to bake or make casseroles?

Another great way meal volunteers can help feed our families is by bringing your group to make freezer meals or baked goods that we can freeze and serve as we need. If you’re interested, please contact Sandra Hall, Meal Coordinator to reserve your date!

  1. Baking Guidelines
  2. Freezer Meal Guidelines

 

Host An Activity

Our goal is to provide families with a variety of age-appropriate opportunities for activities, entertainment, and education while staying at the House. Groups can choose an activity that will appeal to the entire family, especially parents and siblings. Get as creative as you’d like: arts & crafts, music, karaoke and ice cream socials are just a few examples.

Before You Volunteer…

  • Volunteers must be at least 13 years of age for family activities.
  • Activity Nights are available Tuesday or Thursday evenings at 6:30 pm.

Start Volunteering…

  1. Review our Activity Group Guidelines
  2. Fill out our online Activity Application
    • 1 application per group
  3. Fill out our online Background Check 
  4. Check out our Programs & Activities Calendar to reserve your date
  5. Participate in an Activities Phone Orientation (you will receive an email invite shortly after applying)

 

Service Day

Special projects come up periodically at the Ronald McDonald House. These projects could include deep cleanings, organizing inventory, painting/maintenance and more. These projects are filled quickly and typically only occur once a month. If you’re interested in planning a service day at the House, please reach out to Alice Taylor, Volunteer Coordinator. Please do not fill out an application without checking for availability first.

Before You Volunteer…

  • Service Groups must not exceed 15 people.
  • Volunteers must be at least 16 years of age for service days. *Some special projects require other age restrictions.

Start Volunteering…

  1. Fill out our online Service Group Application 
  2. Fill out our online Background Check 

 

Have Questions?

Alice Taylor, Volunteer Coordinator
Alice.Taylor@rmhca.org
205-638-7372

Meal Group Questions?

Sandra Hall, Meal Coordinator
Sandra.Hall@rmhca.org
205-638-7260