Volunteers are a crucial part of helping the Idaho Ronald McDonald House provide a “home away from home” for sick children and their families. Over 4,000 volunteers provided 9,793 hours of service last year by preparing meals, baking treats, and helping at our annual fundraising events. You can volunteer with your family, co-workers or friends with many shifts requiring only two hours of time. As a volunteer you may choose to prepare a home cooked meal, bake delicious treats, help around the House to keep it clean and comfortable, or tend to the outside of the House and yard. There is sure to be a project that will be enjoyable for you as well as help make the House a welcoming place to stay for our families.
Food From The Heart
A home-cooked meal or treat goes a long way in helping to make the Idaho Ronald McDonald House a comfortable place to stay. Volunteer shifts are available every day of the week. Review the Volunteer Calendar for available times and complete the Volunteer Activity Form. Our Volunteer Coordinator will contact you to confirm the date and time as well as provide additional information. A few basic guidelines to consider:
- All food must be prepared at the Ronald McDonald House or in a commercial kitchen (food prepared off site cannot be served to our guest families)
- Groups should be six people or less. If you have a group with more than six people please email Micaela de Loyola-Carkin, Volunteer Coordinator, or call (208)336-5478
- Volunteers should be 7 years of age or older
Volunteer Activity Form
Food From the Heart Calendar
Around the House
We strive to keep the House clean, organized and welcoming, but we would not be able to do this without Around the House volunteers. As an Around the House volunteer you might sweep the patios, sanitize the playroom toys, wipe out kitchen drawers or put away a donation. Review the volunteer calendar for available days and times.
Individual or Small Groups (4 or less) Project Opportunities
Large Groups (more than 4) Project Opportunities
Around the House Calendar
Event Volunteer Opportunities
Our two major fundraisers are the Western States CAT-Ronald McDonald House Charities of Idaho Sporting Clays Tournament and the J.R. Simplot Memorial Golf Tournament benefiting Ronald McDonald House Charities of Idaho. Volunteers play an important role in the success of these events.