Volunteering at our 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 (For First Time Volunteers)

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Family Room Food From The Heart

Food From The Heart

Families can have something ready to eat so they’re able to focus on what their kids need. All food must be prepared in our Family Room or in a commercial kitchen.

Baking shifts are available daily, 1- 3pm OR 6-8pm. Make a delicious treat such as brownies, cupcakes, muffins, tarts, quickbreads, no-bake cookies, or rice krispy treats.

Lunch shifts are available on daily, 10am-12pm. Soup and sandwiches, enchilada bake, brunch, pizza, etc. Families love to have something easy waiting for them so they can get right back to their kids.

Dinner shifts are available on weekends, 3-5pm. Pasta dinners, casseroles, taco bar, salad bar, baked potato bar, soup, burgers and fries, etc. We love to have variety!

Family Room Around The House

Help Around The Family Room

In just two hours you can help us keep our space clean, tidy and welcoming for families. The needs of the day may include sanitizing, organizing, sweeping, or restocking. Shifts are available daily, 1-3pm.

Family Room Remote Project Volunteer

Remote Projects

These projects can be done from home, offering great flexibility and no prerequisites. We have a variety of projects that allow you to find the right one for you!

  • Sew blankets, taggies, or pillowcases.
  • Decorate a strip of paper that can be wrapped around a drink. Decor could be artwork, a message of support, or a fun joke!
  • Make or buy drawstring bags. We’ll fill them with hygiene items to give to our overnight guests.
  • Make or buy cute & comfy pajama sets for our guest families. We give them out as-needed to both adults and kids.
  • Host a pop tab collection effort: Pop tab recycling funds allow us to purchase perishable items such as eggs, milk, and yogurt to have for our guest families. You can help us by collecting pop tabs from family, friends, schools, neighborhoods, and workplaces. Take a look at our recycling page for more details and for information to share so others know what a difference they’re making!
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 Interested in committing to a weekly shift? Contact Nari Mendenhall at nari@rmhcidaho.org or 208-227-2898.