Your time is the greatest gift

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

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

1.To volunteer as an individual (age 18+) on an on-going basis for 6 months to a year please complete our volunteer application here.


2. I want to volunteer as a group with my company, family or organization to make a meal, click here! (Tip: Create an individual account first. Once you have an individual account, you can create and manage your own group sign ups!


3. I want to help with opportunities at my own location(s) assembling snack bags or care kits. You can find all of our off-site volunteer needs here.


4. Click here to help with fundraisers or special events. These are great opportunities for individuals and groups!

You can also scroll down to find all of our volunteer opportunity listings below.
Questions? Check out How to Sign Up for Volunteer Opportunities at RMHC-KC for creating a profile & registering for an opportunity.

Volunteer FAQs

How often can I volunteer?

There are stages of volunteer engagement depending on your availability, interest and level of commitment. There are group volunteer opportunities daily. We schedule all volunteer opportunities at least a week in advance.

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 altogether with various ages! Core volunteers must be at least 18 years of age.

What are the different volunteer opportunities?

We have many group opportunities to make breakfast, brunch lunch and dinner in our four locations or groups can assist with campus wide cleaning projects as Household Helpers. Throughout the year there are also opportunities for individuals and groups to volunteer supporting Special Events. Our opportunities for individual volunteers include committing to a weekly 4 hour shift for 6 months to a year.

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