Volunteers are the heart of our House. Generously giving their time at least twice a month, these selfless and gifted individuals make our House a home for the families who stay here.

We have a variety of roles for volunteering within the House, including:

  • HouseWarmer
  • House Dinner support
  • House Dinner Host
  • Gardening & seasonal outdoor decor
  • Special Events
  • Special projects

HouseWarmer is our greatest need. A HouseWarmer supports families in a variety of ways, including:

  • welcoming families when they enter the House
  • lite cleaning, disinfecting, and laundry
  • supporting House staff on daily tasks
  • accepting and distributing donations
  • providing tours to families, groups, and individuals

Volunteer Requirements

All volunteers must:

  • be at least 16 years old
  • be able to lift a minimum of 10 pounds
  • be able to walk 700 steps
  • be able to sit for periods of time
  • be able to stand for periods of time
  • be able and willing to work with people of diverse backgrounds and cultures
  • have good written and verbal communication skills
  • function independently
  • commit to at least 6 months of volunteering, averaging 2 times per month
  • have a clean background check, barring minor traffic violations
  • provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination
  • wear a mask at all times while on Ronald McDonald House of Rochester property (inside and outside)

If you have any questions or want to learn more, please contact Brooke Olson, Volunteer Associate, at bolson@rmhmn.org.

Apply to be a Ronald McDonald House of Rochester, Minnesota, volunteer today! Anyone staying, visiting, or volunteering at the Ronald McDonald House of Rochester must be infectious disease free for 21 days.

Note: The Ronald McDonald House of Rochester cannot approve court-mandated service hours.