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. While we are currently unable to have in-person volunteers at the Family Room, there are still many other ways to help:

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 am – 9 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.

Sign Up to Provide a Meal
Feeding families with sick children at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center is a huge part of what we do at the Ronald McDonald Family Room. We provide three meals a day to families in the pediatric areas of the hospital. In order to provide these meals, we rely on support from the community.

You can help us ensure families are well fed and supported by sending meals to the Family Room. You can order from local restaurants or even provide gift cards, a great way to support local families. Sign up to provide a meal here.

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, please reach out to Nari at nari@rmhcidaho.org or 208-227-2898.

Sign Up for a Front Desk Shift

Take A Virtual Tour of the Family Room

Coronavirus and Other Infectious Diseases

Updated August 24, 2021. We are monitoring this situation and will continue updating the information below. Please check back regularly for updates.

CORE Volunteers

We are currently in the process of phasing in our CORE volunteers. Our CORE volunteers are individuals who’ve completed a background check and make a long-term commitment to volunteer two to four times a month on a regular shift. At this time, we are only allowing individuals who were CORE volunteers prior to February 2020.

CORE volunteers are returning on a rolling basis starting June 15, 2021. 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.

Other Volunteer Opportunities

The following volunteer opportunities are suspended until further notice:

  • Community volunteers (non-CORE volunteers)
  • Any volunteers 14 years or younger
  • Large volunteer groups
  • Meal volunteers
  • New volunteers

Find updates, resources, and local information on coronavirus here.

Please contact Nari at 208-227-2898 or nari@rmhcidaho.org with any questions. Click here for more information on our current policies due to Coronavirus concerns.