Your commitment of time is the greatest gift of all
“We’re the lucky ones. The families are just so beautiful. To see the love is what really matters.”
Kathy Kirk, volunteer for 29 years
As a volunteer, you make a direct and immediate impact to our children and families. Whether you volunteer individually or in a group, we welcome you to come work the best job in town – service to our families at their moment of greatest need. From cooking, cleaning, comforting or by simply being there, volunteers help us care for our families.
We have several ways for you to donate your time and invite you to find an opportunity that fits you best.
We currently have a need to fill several volunteer shifts at the Ronald McDonald House near Lurie Children’s. To sign up, please complete our application.
Interested in interning with RMHC-CNI? Visit our career page to read about opportunities.
How often can I volunteer?
We have so many volunteer opportunities. You can commit to a weekly or monthly shift, or volunteer periodically as you are able, or help us out with event-specific opportunities.
Can I bring my kids with me?
Some volunteer opportunities have specific age requirements (volunteers must be at least 13, for example, to work in the kitchen). Once we know how you’d like to volunteer with us, our Volunteer Manager will be able to answer questions specific to the people in your family or volunteer group.
I want to help, but I’m not sure where I’ll be most useful.
No problem! Identify the House or Family Room in which you would like to volunteer and fill out the application. We’ll match you with the opportunities that make the most sense for your skills, interests and availability. We will also provide you with all of the training you’ll need to help us support children and families.