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Mike Burbach from Ryerson is part of the CFK meal group at RMH-Oak Street.

Our volunteers help us support 4,000 families a year we have an opportunity to suit your interest and experience.

  • All three of our locations have volunteer opportunities for both individuals and groups.
  • Once you review our opportunities, learn how to become a volunteer.
  • Cooks for Kids meal volunteers are always needed. CFK groups do not need to go through the application and orientation process.
  • On-site volunteer opportunities require you to be 14 years or older. Volunteers ages 14-17 must be accompanied by a parent or adult chaperone.
  • Individual volunteers must commit to help regularly for at least six months.

If you have questions about our volunteer opportunities, email us or call 612-767-2788.



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Ronald McDonald House–Oak StreetRonald McDonald House–Children’s, MinneapolisRonald McDonald Family Room at Gillette 


RONALD McDONALD HOUSE – Oak Street

The RMH – Oak Street is located near the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis East Bank campus. It is our cornerstone program and is on the site of the original house, established in 1979.
621 Oak St. SE
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55414
Directions

 

INDIVIDUAL OPPORTUNITIES
On-site volunteers must be 14 years or older and commit to help regularly for at least six months.

RMH-Oak Street Application Packet

RMH-Oak St. weekend housewarmers. left to right: Matthew Haedicke, Jerry, Andrew Hughes and Alyssa Hulke.

Housewarmers: As a housewarmer, you can help keep the House running smoothly. You’ll do light cleaning and other maintenance activities. Your activities will also help our families adjust to life at the House.

Office Volunteers: Help with daily tasks, including answering phones, coordinating mailings and helping with projects.

Drivers: Help transport families to Target by driving our House shuttle. Families sign up for these shuttles on Monday and Thursday evenings at 6:30pm. To serve as a driver, please be prepared to commit to a set schedule.

 

GROUP OPPORTUNITIES
For 5 to 12 volunteers. All on-site volunteers must be at least 14 years old.  

Cooks for Kids: Read more

Collecting pop tabs is a great activity for anyone and everyone.

Lend-a-Hand: Do light cleaning and sorting to help make our House a home. Seasonal yard and garden cleanup are also options. For groups of 5-12 volunteers during daytime hours on weekdays.

Pop Tab Collecting: Groups including volunteers of all ages can help support our programs by collecting pop tabs.   The small tabs off aluminum cans — pop, soup and others — quickly add up to real money for Ronald McDonald House Charities, Upper Midwest when we recycle them. Collect the tabs as a group and drop them off at any local McDonald’s restaurant or at the Ronald McDonald House – Oak Street.

Share Your Talents: Whether it’s knitting hats or scarves or baking homemade cookies, the products of your hands and heart are always welcomed.  These items are made at home by volunteers on their own time and dropped off as donations.


RONALD McDONALD HOUSE – Children’s, Minneapolis
The RMH Chicago Avenue is located inside of Children’s Hospitals and Clinics, Minneapolis – near the NICU. The address is:

2525 Chicago Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55404
Directions

 

The Ryan Family serves Cooks for Kids dinners regularly at the RMH – Chicago Ave.

The Ryan Family serves Cooks for Kids dinners regularly at the RMH – Chicago Ave.

INDIVIDUAL OPPORTUNITIES
On-site volunteers must be 14 years or older and commit to help regularly for at least six months.

RMH-Chicago Ave Application Packet

Reception/Greeter: If you like to greet people and help them find their way, consider volunteering as our front desk receptionist/greeter. Besides greeting families and checking them in and out, you’ll help by answering the phone and assisting the House Director with light office work.

Housewarmer: As a Housewarmer, you’ll help keep the House clean, neat, organized and stocked, check families in and out of the bedrooms, bake cookies and help with other miscellaneous projects.

 

GROUP OPPORTUNITY
For 5 to 10 volunteers. All volunteers must be at least 14 years old.
Cooks for Kids: Read more

 


RONALD McDONALD  Family Room

Our Ronald McDonald Family Room is located inside of Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare in Saint Paul and near the PICU. The address is:

200 University Avenue East
St. Paul, Minnesota 55101
Directions

 

INDIVIDUAL OPPORTUNITY
On-site volunteers must be 14 years or older and commit to help regularly for at least six months.

Ronald McDonald Family Room Application Packet

Housewarmers: As a Housewarmer, you’ll help register families, answer the telephone, keep rooms clean, neat, organized and stocked, conduct tours, communicate with staff and help create a warm, friendly and supportive atmosphere for families.

 

GROUP OPPORTUNITY
For 3 to 5 volunteers. All volunteers must be at least 14 years old.
Cooks for Kids: Read more

If you have questions about our volunteer opportunities, email us or call 612-767-2788.

 

 

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