VOLUNTEER

DUE TO COVID-19 SOME OF THESE VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES ARE UNAVAILABLE AT THIS TIME AND/OR WILL LOOK DIFFERENT.

The Des Moines Ronald McDonald House is committed to improving the quality of life for children and their families through a variety of solutions. Hundreds of volunteers who share our concerns provide thousands of donated hours per year to help us achieve our goals.

Have any questions in regards to our volunteer opportunities? Please feel free to call (515) 204-2005 or email jessica@rmhdesmoines.org.

Volunteer Opportunities:

 

Baking/To-Go Meals: Treat families to snacks, sandwiches, wraps, sack lunches, baked goods and more. Use our kitchen to make something special or bring in something you've purchased to share. This opportunity is perfect for individuals or groups of all ages to volunteer in a fun and meaningful way. The delicious smells will welcome families after a long day at the hospital.

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Casserole Club: If you are unable to provide a meal during our dinner hours, help fill our freezers for the House to use at a later date. Casserole Club will ensure we are able to serve a home cooked meal even when we have cancellations or bad weather.

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Deep Cleaning: This is a huge help to keep our House tidy and healthy. With 32 rooms between our two Houses, we are constantly working to keep our Houses clean and organized. This opportunity is geared towards volunteer groups of up to 10 people.

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Events: Help with one of our fundraising events during the year that benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Iowa! These events include Golf Outing, Pedal for the House, Sporting Clays, and the Fall Gala.

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Giving Tree: People often ask, "How can we help you, when we don’t live in Des Moines?" Our local McDonald Owner Operators place a Christmas Tree in each of their restaurants throughout Central Iowa. Beginning on Black Friday and running through Christmas Eve, customers are able to take an ornament from the tree, purchase the item and return that item under the tree at their local McDonald's. All of the items purchased are delivered to the Ronald McDonald Houses in Des Moines. This is one way the communities we serve can help us help their families that travel to Des Moines to seek the medical care not available in their communities.

 

Sweet Surprises and Door Decorations: Help get the House in the holiday spirit by donating Holiday themed gifts or decorating our House in a festive way.

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House Helper: We rely on our House Helpers to keep the Ronald McDonald House a clean, warm and welcoming place for our families. This opportunity is for volunteers who are looking for a recurring weekly or bi-weekly volunteer opportunity. 

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Internships/Service Learning: RMHC Central Iowa is looking for interns and service learning individuals for spring semester of 2021 and summer semester of 2021. We have a Family Services & Program Management and Event Planning and Marketing Internship is for current college students along with a Service Learning program is for juniors or seniors in High School.

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Meal Program: Come to one of our Houses to cook a meal for our families to relieve one more burden keeping them from their child's bedside. The Meal Provider Program provides a variety of experiences for volunteer groups of all ages. Whether you are seeking a team-building experience for employees, a learning opportunity for students, or just looking for a way to give back to your community; the meal program is a great option. 

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