Volunteer at Ronald McDonald House
There are many ways to help!
Note: All volunteer activity within our Houses and Family Rooms has been paused while we do our part to keep families and staff safe and healthy.
This includes our Share-A-Meal program. Meals prepared and catered by outside volunteer groups will be paused until further notice. Our staff will continue to make every effort to provide meals for our families. Individuals and groups can help by making cash donations to help cover the cost of food or by mailing Costco, Safeway or King Soopers gift cards to RMHC-Denver.
Or, order safe individually packaged meals from a local restaurant to be delivered to the Ronald McDonald House.
Even though we cannot have volunteers making meals right now, send a special Friday night dinner from a nearby restaurant to feed families staying at the Ronald McDonald House. This is also a great way to support one of your favorite local spots!
Take a look at all of our volunteer opportunities. We’re sure you’ll find one that is of interest to you!
This is a committed opportunity at the House. Family ambassadors operate mainly at the front desk. Duties include assisting with checking families in and out of the House, answering phones and doors, accepting donations, giving tours, and doing light clerical work. Shifts are 3 hours long each and are available 7 days a week between 9am and 9pm. We ask that volunteers can commit to a minimum of 2 shifts per month for a minimum of 6 months. This opportunity is for individual volunteers 18 years of age and older. If interested, please fill out the application below.
Share A Meal
One great way to help the families at the Ronald McDonald House is by providing them with a home cooked meal when they don’t have the time, energy or money to prepare it themselves. You will never forget the appreciation on the faces of the families as they sit down to share a meal together. Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner providers are needed. Groups of 5-10 are recommended for this opportunity, as you are asked to provide food for 25-75 people, depending on which House and meal you choose to serve. This opportunity is for volunteers ages 13 and older. Minors need to be accompanied by an adult. All of the details are in the Share A Meal Manual.
The Ronald McDonald House has a lot of community space for families to congregate in or for quiet time outside of their rooms. Help keep the Houses comfortable for our families by doing light cleaning, organizing, restocking and anything else needed around the House. Either individuals or groups can help in this area and is great way to accomplish school credit hours! This opportunity is for volunteers ages 13 and older. Minors need to be accompanied by an adult.
Call Bingo during dinner! We supply the bingo set and prizes! Ideal for individuals or groups of 2-5 volunteers. This opportunity is for volunteers ages 13 and older. Minors need to be accompanied by an adult.
Bring in your own food and ingredients to bake treats for the house or make freezer friendly casserole dishes in one of our kitchens! Ideal for individuals or groups of 2-5 volunteers. This opportunity is for volunteers ages 13 and older. Minors need to be accompanied by an adult.
Do you have a special skillset? We use volunteer therapy dogs, massage therapists, Reiki masters, manicurists, hair stylists, photographers, professional performers, etc. to bring joy and comfort into the Ronald McDonald House! If you feel you have a professional skillset that fits the needs of the Ronald McDonald House, please reach out to Stasi McMurchy-Volunteer Manager email@example.com
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Need more information on becoming a volunteer at Ronald McDonald House? Contact Stasi McMurchy at firstname.lastname@example.org or 720-382-7221
Ronald McDonald Family Room Volunteers When families walk into our Ronald McDonald Family Room, we want them to forget they’re in a hospital. Just steps away from the pediatric or neonatal intensive care units, the Ronald McDonald Family Rooms offer a place to rest and regroup right at the hospital, just moments away from their sick child. Volunteers are needed at Ronald McDonald Family Rooms located in two area hospitals. Choose the location most convenient to you: Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children (1719 E. 19th Ave., Denver) Sky Ridge Medical Center (10101 Ridge Gate Pkwy., Lone Tree) Family Room volunteers aid in the smooth operation of the Ronald McDonald Family Room and help ease the stress of concerned parents. They help families take care of their needs without having to leave the hospital knowing they can be back by their child’s side in a matter of minutes. Duties include keeping the room cleaned and stocked with snacks, assisting families with laundry or other needs and otherwise acting as a host in the room. Many shifts are available to meet your schedule. We request a once-a-week, 4 hour commitment for a minimum of 6 months. Shifts run daily beginning at 9am (9a-1p, 1p-5p and 5p-9p). Because you’ll be working within a hospital, we require that you are vaccinated and receive an annual flu shot.
Wish List Drive
A great way for anyone to help out, regardless of their age! Get your group to collect items from our wish list! Many of the items are regular household items, but they are extremely important for us to provide for our families! Check the donation link for an updated list of items we need! Any size group, or even individuals, can do this! » our current wish list
To receive an accessible version of any of the volunteer applications, contact Jonna Busack by calling 720-382-7203.