Activity Guidelines

Thank you for your interest in volunteering your time to provide an activity for Ronald McDonald House. This program provides a much-needed lift to our House and our guest families. These guidelines will help you in planning your activity.

Your Group

We schedule activity times with an arrival at 6:30 p.m. to set up and start around 7 p.m. Sunday through Saturday and on weekend mornings from 10:30 a.m. – noon. Please limit your group size to no more than 10 people.*

Your Activity

  • Please bring any equipment or materials you will need with you. We do not have any kind of a sound system, but you are welcome to bring in your own.
  • Home-baked foods cannot be brought into our House. If edible items are required for your activity, those items must be store bought and shelf stable.
  • Unfortunately, we cannot predict the number of people who will participate in your activity. The health and hospital schedules of our guests can fluctuate daily. Because a majority of the children are inpatient or in isolation here at the House, you can expect somewhere between one and twenty people to attend. Ages will range from infant to adult with the majority of kids being elementary school aged.
  • To respect the varied faiths and backgrounds in our House, all programs should be non-denominational.

Unsure of what to do? Our guests love to do all sorts of things: games, crafts and more! Search the internet for things like “kids crafts” or “games for kids” and you’re sure to be inspired!

Additional Details

If you will be contacting any media about your visit to our House, please let us know in advance so that we can provide the best support for you and the media.

For the safety of our guest families, ALL visitors should be healthy – free from fever, cough or colds, or stomach virus symptoms. If anyone in your group has these symptoms, please have them stay home. We are also happy to work to reschedule your activity for when your entire group is healthy.

To schedule your activity, view our online booking calendar!

*Please note that we are unable to support community restitution or court-ordered volunteers at this time.