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. Whether you are an individual wanting to support our families in or out of House, or a group looking to come to the House for a few hours, there is an opportunity to give that is perfect for all!
Anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio cannot provide adult supervision.
Special Events Volunteer
Event volunteers are a high priority need for RMHC, as our events help us in keeping families close for thousands of families each year. The most recent list of special event volunteer needs can be found by clicking here.
Corporate Team Building
Experience the positive impact that helping others in need can have upon the dynamics and potential of your team. Develop the potential of your team with a unique volunteer experience at Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio. Groups of 2-20 work best for these in-house volunteer experiences. PLEASE NOTE: We are currently only scheduling Corporate Volunteering in 2019 For information on corporate volunteer opportunities, please email Katherine.Becker@rmhc-centralohio.org.
Work inside RMHC to provide a home-like environment for families. There are a variety of different roles available, including Craftsmen, Front Desk and Go-Getter Volunteers. More information can be found on the application link. We ask that our Housewarming volunteers commit to volunteering at least 4 hours every month.
For more information on how you can make a meal, please click here, and you will be redirected to our Meal Program page.
Create homemade snacks for the families at Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio. Click here to sign up to bake once you have chosen a baking date. Please see the calendar at the bottom of this page for available dates. NOTE: Baking is full until 2019, please select a 2019 date.
If you are interested in hosting an in House activity for RMHC families, please complete this form.
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 serve as a treasured memento of their time spent here at our House. What’s great about being a Welcome Blanket Volunteer is that you do it your home or your group’s location instead of doing this activity at our location. That’s because you simply make the blankets wherever you and your group gather, and then someone drops them off at the Ronald McDonald House whey they’re done. If you’re not sure what’s needed or how to make no-sew blankets, click here for a tutorial. If you have questions or would like a tour for your blanket-making group, please contact Abigail.Brumme@rmhc-centralohio.org.
Snack Pack Volunteers
The Snack Pack Program allows volunteers to prepare bags in their own setting, and drop them off at the House anytime.
Ronald McDonald Family Room Volunteers
The Ronald McDonald Family Room at OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital serves as a respite for mothers-to-be and families with babies & children receiving medical care at the hospital. We provide a relaxed space for guests to grab a snack or drink, take a shower, do a load of laundry, or take a quick break just a short distance from the inpatient’s room. To learn more about volunteering at the family room, or to apply to volunteer at this location, click here.
Community Service Hours: If you need to complete service hours for an educational requirement you can do so through our welcome blanket or baking programs. RMHC does not accept volunteers completing court-ordered community service at this time.
For more information, please email Meika.Hilles@rmhc-centralohio.org, Volunteer Manager.
Current Volunteers: Click here to access the scheduling system