Volunteer

Ronald McDonald Family Room

Idaho Falls, ID

The Ronald McDonald Family Room at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center is open and serving families with sick children. Volunteers are an essential part of providing a welcoming and supportive environment. Take A Virtual Tour of the Family Room.

Volunteer Application, and all other volunteer opportunities can be found here.

Make a Donation

Your financial support of the Family Room goes a long way to ensure we can meet every family’s needs. Consider making a gift today.

Family Room Wish List

Providing wish list items for the Family Room is a great way to support families with sick children at EIRMC. Please check our wish list and pick up one or two items the next time you’re at the store! Items can be dropped off during the Family Room’s regular hours (9:15 am – 8 pm, 7 days a week). We also have an online wish list where items can be ordered and shipped to the Family Room at 3200 Channing Way, Ste 106 Idaho Falls, ID 83404.

Making a Meal for Families

Ensuring families are well fed is a huge part of what we do at the Ronald McDonald Family Room. In order to provide meals for families, we rely on support from the community.

Volunteer Groups (of 3 people or less) may schedule a shift to prepare a meal or bake. All volunteers are required to meet the health criteria as outlined on this page.

Volunteer Application, and all other volunteer opportunities can be found here.

Donating a Meal

If you’re unable to come to the Family Room but still want to help, you can feed families by signing up to provide a meal. You can have a meal delivered from a restaurant, drop off food from a grocery deli, or have a catering order sent to the Family Room for families.

Notes of Encouragement

Even the smallest gestures can go a long way to make a family feel a little less alone during their child’s medical fight. A great way to show your support is by decorating notes of encouragement and adding chapstick or lotion for us to hand out to families.

CORE Volunteers

Our CORE volunteers are individuals who make a long-term commitment to volunteer two to four times a month on a regular shift. CORE volunteers will often work at the front desk or come in regularly to bake and/or prepare meals. If you’re interested in becoming a CORE volunteer for the Family Room, applications can be found here, or please reach out to Nari at nari@rmhcidaho.org or 208-227-2898.

Coronavirus and Other Infectious Diseases

Updated November 29, 2021. We are monitoring this situation and will continue updating the information below. Please check back regularly for updates. 

Volunteers

Volunteer shifts are available for new/returning CORE volunteers, and new/returning meal group, baking, or community groups (limited to 3 people or less). All volunteers must meet the health protocols below for the safety of the families and children at the Ronald McDonald House and Ronald McDonald Family Room.

For any questions regarding protocols, processes, and scheduling for CORE volunteers at the Family Room, reach out to Nari Mendenhall at 208-227-2898 or nari@rmhcidaho.org


Volunteer Requirements

Due to the compromised health condition of families who stay at the Ronald McDonald Family Room, all volunteers, new and returning, must meet the following pre-requisites prior to volunteering:

  • Volunteers will be expected to show proof of vaccination against COVID-19
  • Volunteers will complete a training session on safety protocols and procedures

At the current time, masking protocol is in place in the Ronald McDonald Family Room. A mask must be worn at all times during a volunteer shift.


The following volunteer opportunities are suspended until further notice:

  • Any volunteers 14 years or younger  (minimum age to volunteer is 15)
  • Large volunteer groups

For questions, please contact our Family Room Coordinator, Nari Mendenhall at 208-227-2898 or nari@rmhcidaho.org.