Your time is the greatest gift

15 volunteers pose for a picture in front of our heart wall at the Ronald McDonald House


Your time is the greatest gift of all.

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Kansas City is built on the simple idea that nothing else should matter when a family is focused on the health of their child — not where they will get their next meal or where they will sleep. Our volunteers remove the stress of everyday life by keeping our Houses beautiful, our kitchens full and our families well cared for. Volunteering with us is an enriching experience not only for our volunteers, but for the thousands of families who walk through our doors.

Volunteer Opportunities

We love our volunteers and want to ensure you are having the best experience possible! For this reason, we are excited to announce we are in the process of  transitioning to a seamless, easy to navigate volunteer registration system. From now until March 1 we are not scheduling group opportunities as we transition to a new system that you will find right here on our site! Please check back here on March 1 to schedule your group volunteer activity! If you have an urgent need to sign up, please email volunteering@rmhckc.org.
Thanks for your patience as we make this transition and for all that you do! 

Volunteer FAQs

How often can I volunteer?

There are stages of volunteer engagement depending on your availability, interest and level of commitment. We have so many volunteer opportunities!

Are there age and group size restrictions to Volunteer?

All off-site opportunities have no limitations, with a few exceptions for Special Events! Many on-site volunteer opportunities have specific age requirements (volunteers in a group must be at least 13 years old to work in our Houses and size limitations apply). Families are welcome to volunteer to prepare a meal or snack altogether with various ages! Core volunteers must be at least 18 years of age.

I want to help, but I’m not sure where I’ll be most useful.

No problem! We serve meals and snacks in all three of our House programs 365 days a year. Please check out these openings by House program (all located on the same block) and the Ronald McDonald Family Room located inside Children’s Mercy Hospital.

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