Volunteer Opportunities

Ronald McDonald House® relies significantly on the contributions of volunteers!  We could not do what we do without them.

We acknowledge the extraordinary value of our volunteers and provide them with appropriate training, meaningful opportunities, and special recognition for their involvement. Our volunteers are important liaisons to the community and anchors of support to the children and families who stay at our Houses.

House volunteers help out by taking care of guest needs, keeping the house clean, making meals or baked goods for the guests, assisting with office projects and much more. Our volunteers also help out at fundraisers that take place throughout the year, including our annual golf tournaments and many more. 

We're always ready to welcome a new member to our volunteer family!

Volunteer Opportunities

Meals From The Heart Volunteers

Meals From The Heart volunteers create meals for our families right in our House kitchens. Many businesses, groups, and individuals help us provide a home-cooked meal for families! Volunteering to cook a meal can be scheduled on a recurring basis. Find open dates on our calendars and sign up to cook a meal!

Meals From The Heart Hosts

Meals From The Heart Hosts are regular volunteers (at least twice a month) that help with welcoming Meals From The Heart groups, orienting volunteers to our kitchen, serving food, packaging leftovers, and cleaning up. Previous Meals From The Heart Volunteers make great Hosts. Hosts make mealtime much easier for our team members, and help put a smile on our families' faces!

Group Volunteers

We welcome groups of up to 20 people to come to the Houses to volunteer.  Projects for groups can include cleaning our Houses, seasonal projects like weeding, watering or ice and snow removal, helping with sorting recyclables, preparing mailers and more.

Program Volunteers

Program Volunteers work alongside our program team members to make our families’ stay as comfortable as possible.  Program Volunteers might: host the front desk/lobby area, maintain the kitchens and common areas, assist Meals from the Heart volunteers, sort donations, wash and fold House linens, or assist with special projects.  Program Volunteers can give of their time once or come on a consistent basis—it’s all up to you!  Taking care of our families is a big job and we welcome volunteers to help us as much as they can. For more information on Program Volunteer opportunities, download the flyer by House location below.

Download Peoria Volunteer Opportunities Flyer

Download Springfield Volunteer Opportunities Flyer

Duties are aligned with the needs of our House and families. 

Volunteers can be younger than 18 with a guardian.

Apply to become a volunteer by clicking the location below