Volunteer

Volunteers are the heart of the House

The Ronald McDonald House is supported by a strong foundation of volunteers. Their gifts of love and compassion make this House more than just a place to stay, they make it a home.

The volunteer roles that we have the greatest need for are listed below.

Special Events Volunteer
Volunteer at any of our special fundraising events throughout the year. Our events are a fun way to support the House, both as an individual and as part of a team. The most recent list of special event volunteer needs can be found by clicking here.

Housewarming Volunteer
Work with our guests to provide a home-like environment - greet, assist with family needs, answer phones, give tours, assist with checkin/checkout, prepare guest rooms after checkout, clean facility, laundry, restock supplies and staff the front desk. Our Housewarmers volunteer at least one four-hour shift a month All Housewarmers must complete an application and attend an orientation before they can start volunteering. our Volunteer Application can be completed online by clicking here, or can be downloaded by clicking here. Once we have received your application we will sign you up for an orientation session.

Cleaning Volunteers
A clean house free from germs is very important for our families. The Ronald McDonald House tries to take care of the little tasks that can seem so large to a family who has a seriously ill child. By volunteering your time to help us clean, you are enabling the parents staying at Ronald McDonald to spend more time at the hospital with their loved ones. Learn more by clicking here.

Baking Volunteers
Creating homemade snacks and treats are a fun way to provide a taste of home for the families at Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio. Learn more by clicking here.

Welcome Blanket Volunteers
Each new family coming in to Ronald McDonald House receives a Welcome Bag, along with a welcome blanket. These blankets can be very comforting to the children and also serve as treasured mementoes of their time spent here at our House. Your support in helping provide a blanket would be greatly appreciated. Learn more by clicking here.

Snack Pack Volunteers
Creating homemade snacks and treats are a fun way to provide a taste of home for the families at Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio. Your gift of an on-the-go meal or snack allows families to stay close to their hospitalized child without having to leave their child’s side for meals or snacks. The Snack Pack program allows volunteers to prepare bags in their own setting, and drop them off at the House anytime. Learn more by clicking here.



For more information, please email Kate Ziegler, Volunteer Manager

Current Volunteers click here to access the scheduling system