Arnott promoted to Volunteer Director

Katie Arnott, Volunteer Director

The Ronald McDonald House of Rochester, Minnesota has promoted Katie Arnott to Volunteer Director after a decade of service with the organization.

Arnott joined the Ronald McDonald House of Rochester in 2008 as a Weekend House Manager. She served as a Family Services Manager before transitioning into her previous role of Volunteer Manager, which prepared her for her new role as Volunteer Director.

Volunteer Director is a newly created position to address the increasing need for volunteers and support in an expanded House. Arnott will be responsible for developing and advancing strategies that will ensure the organization has the capacity to attract, recruit, retain and celebrate the volunteers who provide support to the children and families who call the House their home-away-from-home. She will work closely with the House staff, Volunteer Committee and Special Event Committees to ensure the long-term viability and sustainability of this critical program.

Arnott will assume her new position effective immediately.

“We are very excited for Katie to step into this position,” Executive Director Peggy Elliott said. “Volunteers play a vital role at the House and they will be even more vital when we open the expansion in the spring. Katie is the perfect person to lead our volunteer program through this transition.”

Arnott graduated Magna Cum Laude from Winona State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work.

Founded in 1980 as Northland Children’s Services, the Ronald McDonald House of Rochester, Minnesota provides a home-away-from-home and offers support to families seeking medical care for their children. For more information, visit