Be a part of the House that Love Built
When you volunteer, you have an immediate impact on families with seriously ill or injured children.
Our faithful force of volunteers make the House a home for families staying with us. We have an opportunity that's perfect for you.
Volunteers are the lifeblood of the Ronald McDonald House!
Individual Volunteer OpportunitiesYou can make a world of difference in the life of a kid or family. Individual volunteers make the House a home as they bring their individual skills and talents to work. We also have fun opportunities at our special events.
Please note: We currently have volunteer opportunities at our Oak Street in Minneapolis and Children's MN in Minneapolis locations only.
- RMH on Oak Street
- RMH inside Children's MN – Minneapolis
- Family Room inside Gillette Children's – St. Paul
- Apply to Volunteer
Group Volunteer OpportunitiesWork teams, book clubs, faith groups. There is strength in numbers. We have an opportunity for your group to come together and volunteer with us. We'd love to have you!
Cooks for Kids
Our #1 service.
Groups sponsor, prepare, and serve meals to families at our five MN locations every day of the year.
We have a variety of Cooks for Kids options available at this time. Visit our Cooks for Kids page for details.
Special Event Volunteers
Help raise funds and awareness for the House.
Special events raise funds while building awareness of our programs. Whether at our signature events or a community fundraiser, volunteers play a key role in making the day a success.
Visit the link below or email Taylor Olson for more information.
Youth & At-Home Opportunities
Get creative with the kids at home
Groups of all sizes and ages can support the House that Love Built. Consider hosting a fundraiser or Wish List drive to bring in high-need items for the House (fun ideas here!). Groups can also gather offsite to assemble helpful kits for RMH families. All items go to immediate use and help us continue to be here for families with seriously sick or injured kids.
Craft a celebration for the kids at the House.
Volunteer groups of 2-4 individuals are invited to plan a monthly birthday party at Ronald McDonald House on Oak Street. 5pm-6pm on the first Thursday of each month. Your group would plan 1-3 fun kid-friendly activities and provide cake (or alternate dessert), candles, beverages, and decorations. A recommended number of servings will be provided before your date. Groups are welcome to arrive as early as 4pm to set up.
Reading with kids and pizza. What's not to love?
Groups of two or more. The second Friday of each month from 11:00am – 1:00pm. We will select books based upon each child’s reading level, interests, etc. You will read books with the kids and stay for a pizza party for lunch. Groups can order the pizza from wherever they’d like or make a $200 financial donation to RMH, and we’ll care for ordering. Pizza will be served to all families eating lunch at the House that day. Number of servings will be provided before your date.
When volunteer groups of 3-15 tackle projects for the House, the impact is immediate and so appreciated.
Light assembly, landscaping or gardening, cleaning, disinfecting, organizing, preparing for fundraisers and events, preparing freezer meals. Projects are scheduled in 1–2-hour shifts on Monday – Friday between 10am and 4pm. Please note that all on-site volunteers must be at least 14 years old and vaccinated for covid-19 as well as the annual flu.