Volunteer at the Ronald McDonald House of Providence

Volunteers are the “Heart of our House.” They serve in many ways and without their loyal support we would not survive. In 2017, we had nearly 160 volunteers who donated over 11,600 hours of their time between the House and Family Room.

If you’re interested in becoming a volunteer, please complete our volunteer application and we’ll get back to you. Thank you!

Volunteer Opportunities

yelp-providence-meal-prepWhether it is 5 PM or 2 AM, families appreciate coming home from the hospital to a warm meal. Our House provides a warm dinner for families 365 days a year.

Volunteer Opportunity:
We seek volunteers to help supply and prepare meals.

How many people should I plan to cook for?
Please prepare for approximately 32 -35 people.

What time should dinner be served?
We ask that it be served between 5 and 5:30 PM.

This is an extremely flexible opportunity that is great for small groups or individuals who cannot commit to 4 hour volunteer shifts. Volunteers must be 18 years old or older, but youth groups are welcome with adult supervision.

*At least one member of your group will need to complete paperwork.

If you are interested, please contact Sue Czekalski.

House Maintenance Volunteers assist staff members and guests with basic routine and non-routine maintenance issues.

Typical duties include:

  • Changing light bulbs
  • Painting
  • Patching walls
  • Basic home repairs
  • Janitorial tasks
  • Outdoor cleanup

Maintenance volunteers usually work four hour shifts at times that are mutually determined between the volunteer and the House staff.

To become a volunteer, please complete the application on this page.

Hasbro-2-28-18We recruit volunteer groups to assist with projects at the House.  In addition, we often need volunteers to help us plan and execute events.

For more information on these opportunities, please click here to e-mail Joanna Powers.

The Activities program at the Ronald McDonald House of Providence provides a much-needed lift to our guest families. The opportunity to be entertained and even pampered helps alleviate stress and gives families the opportunity to spend time together outside of focusing on health issues.

Activity volunteers offer their time and talent in leading a diverse selection of activities for our families. Activities could include leading a craft activity, game night, giving manicures, haircuts, or massages. We are also in need of individuals trained in the areas of Yoga, Pilates and Reiki. We are always open to providing new activities, your ideas are always welcome!

To become a volunteer, please complete the application on this page.

Family RoomFamily Room volunteers assist families and maintain a clean and welcoming environment.

Typical duties include:

  • Log all family visits
  • Welcome guests
  • Make coffee
  • Stock the refrigerator with drinks
  • Provide pastries and snacks
  • Keep the room clean

The Family Room is open from 9 AM – 9 PM and volunteers usually work four hour shifts.

To become a volunteer, please complete the application on this page.

Dow - house volunteersVolunteers assist staff members and guests with various household tasks. There are also opportunities for maintenance volunteers.

Typical duties include:

  • Answer telephones
  • Facilitate check-ins and check-outs
  • Assist with household chores
  • Process referrals from hospitals
  • Help with mailings
  • Write thank you letters to donors
  • Be available to answer questions or just to listen

House volunteers usually work four hour shifts at times that are mutually determined between the volunteer and the House staff.

To become a volunteer, please complete our application.

Volunteer Stories

Volunteer Application

Thank you for your interest in volunteering for our House. Please complete the application form below, and then click here to fill out a BCI Check form (PDF/139 KB) and send it to:

Ronald McDonald House of Providence
Attn: Joanna Powers
45 Gay Street
Providence, RI 02905