Volunteering at the Ronald McDonald House

Boise, ID

Volunteers provide an essential layer of support to the House, from helping keep things tidy and clean, helping at events, preparing and serving meals, to baking goodies for families. Thank you for your interest in helping support the House!

Volunteer Application (For First Time Volunteers)


Are you thinking of becoming a volunteer but would like more information first? Join us for an upcoming one-hour session where we’ll introduce you to our mission, values, and more about ways to be involved.

Upcoming Volunteer Tours

Contact Stephanie Meredith
(208) 336-5478

House 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 House or in a commercial kitchen.

Baking shifts are available daily, 10am-12pm OR 1-3pm. Make a delicious treat such as brownies, cupcakes, muffins, tarts, quickbreads, no-bake cookies, or rice krispy treats.

Freezer meal shifts are available Monday and Thursday evenings, 6pm-8pm. These help us cover meals that are canceled at the last minute due to sickness, family emergencies etc., by having something in our freezer that can quickly be heated up. Things like overnight breakfast bakes, casseroles, pasta bakes, and burritos are good examples.

Breakfast shifts are available daily, 8am-10am. Make or provide breakfast: pastries, quiches, pancakes, or waffles, Amish oatmeal, etc. Breakfast is always a popular meal.

Lunch shifts are available on weekends, 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 daily, 3-6pm. Pasta dinners, casseroles, taco bar, salad bar, baked potato bar, soup, burgers and fries, etc. We love to have variety!

House Help Around The House

Help Around The House

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 OR 6-8pm.

House Remote Projects

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!

  • We love being able to give handmade cards: to guests in welcome bags, to celebrate birthdays, and to say thank you! You can help us by decorating the exterior of a card, leaving it blank for us to add a message inside.
  • Host an online wish list drive. Raise awareness of our mission and let people know we have a monthly wish list. Spend some time reading our website and pick out facts that are interesting to you about how we serve families, and tell your family and friends about what you’ve learned via social media. Link to our wish list so they can decide if they would like to purchase something.
  • Sew blankets, taggies, or pillowcases.
  • Crocheted stuffies with crocheted eyes.
  • 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!
 Interested in committing to a weekly shift? Contact Stephanie Meredith at volunteers@rmhcidaho.org or 208-609-3372.