How You Can Help

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Volunteer

For your convenience, our volunteer calendars are available online. Look for the yellow boxes below to check and see what dates and times we are in need of volunteers.


As a volunteer for Ronald McDonald House Charities® of the Bluegrass you have the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of our families.  There are a number of ways in which you can contribute.

Shift volunteering is available at both Ronald McDonald House and Ronald McDonald Family Rooms.

 

Dinner Groups

Nothing keeps families together like a "home" cooked meal!

Come prepare a dinner for our families and receive the double blessing of both serving and meeting/greeting our wonderful families. We serve at 7 p.m. and have everything in our kitchen that you could need (except ingredients) to make a home-cooked meal.

Groups can sign-up to prepare dinner by contacting Beth White, Volunteer & Guest Services Manager at 859-368-8437 or e-mail bwhite@rmhclexington.com.

Click here for important details if you have already been scheduled to prepare a meal at the House.

To apply as a Dinner or Group Volunteer, please fill out this application.

Dinner & Group Volunteer Calendar (link opens in a new window)

Important: This calendar is for informational purposes only.

 

Van Driver

Tasks include:

The Ronald McDonald House transports families to and from area hospitals three times per day using the Ronald McDonald House van. A current driver's license is required and driving records will be checked on all prospective van drivers. Van drivers are asked to commit to at least one shift per month.

To apply as a Van Driver, please take fill out this application.

Van Driver Volunteer Calendar (link opens in a new window)

Important: This calendar is for informational purposes only.


House Volunteer

Tasks include:

  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry
  • Answering phones
  • Special events
  • You must be at least 18 years old
  • You must be able to work at least one 4-hour shift per month
  • McTour, training and background check are required

To apply as a Ronald McDonald House volunteer, please take fill out this application.

House Volunteer Calendar (link opens in a new window)

Important: This calendar is for informational purposes only.

 

Ronald McDonald Family Room® at Kentucky Children’s Hospital

Tasks include:

  • Answering phones
  • Greeting and assisting visitors
  • Light housekeeping
  • Refreshment-related tasks
  • You must be at least 18 years old
  • You must be able to work at least two 3-hour shifts per month
  • Two-hour training at the Kentucky Children's Hospital, drug screening and background check are required (costs carried by the Hospital).

To apply as a Family Room volunteer, please take fill out this application.

Family Room Volunteer Calendar (link opens in a new window)

Important: This calendar is for informational purposes only.

Volunteer from Home

If you are interested in helping families staying at Ronald McDonald House or one of our Ronald McDonald Family Rooms, but don’t have an extended amount of time available to visit the House or the hospital, are too young, or have a group that is too large to accommodate, we have plenty of suggestions for things that you can work on from your very own home.

Suggestions include:

  • Collect Wish List items that help keep our programs running and meet the needs of our families.
  • Collect pull tabs off of soft drink cans, soup cans, etc. so that we can recycle them and use that money for the House.
  • Prepare Care Packages for families staying at the House.

Get more information by contacting Beth White, Volunteer & Guest Services Manager at 859-368-8437 or e-mail bwhite@rmhclexington.com.

 

Service Hours

Occasional one-time volunteer opportunities are available for groups as large as ten. Individuals must be at least 18 years of age or have an adult present to volunteer for this opportunity. Tasks typically include yard work or light cleaning around the House such as vacuuming, cleaning the kitchen or playroom, etc.

Our kitchen is also available for “treat creation,” all you need to bring is the ingredients and yourself! Special projects, such as mailings or stuffing goody bags may be needed different times of the year.

Find out more by contacting Beth White, Volunteer & Guest Services Manager at 859-368-8437 or e-mail bwhite@rmhclexington.com.