Happy National Volunteer Week!

Volunteers make our mission possible, and they deserve all the love during National Volunteer Week! Whether welcoming families, cooking meals, keeping our Houses organized, assembling kits for families off-site, lending their skills and expertise, supporting events, raising funds and awareness, or helping with administrative work, volunteers are essential to helping families get better together.


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Our staff also shared their appreciation for the amazing efforts of our volunteers:

We love our volunteers at the House near CDH! In their absence during COVID, I realized just how much the House depends on their hard work. I can’t wait until everyone is able to come back – we miss our chats and their smiling faces!

– Ashley A.

Volunteers are the heart and soul of RMHC-CNI. Everything that they do shows our families that this is a house that love built.

– Kim S.

We love our volunteers!  They are the heartbeat of our House!

– RMH near Advocate Team

There are not enough words to say how grateful we are for the continued support from you, our amazing volunteers. Even in the pandemic you showed up for our families in any way you could – meal donations, snack pack and care kits, blankets, hats, hygiene supplies, activity books, and in-person volunteer shifts. We would not be the community we are without you and I cannot thank you enough for all that you do to support us in our work as well.

– Brittany S.

Thank you to our skilled, off-site volunteers! With your amazing help, we were able to make major improvements to our IT services. Your generous contribution of time and talent helped us offer our first ever Family Laptop Loaner program so families could get online while the common areas in our Houses are closed due to COVID-19.

– Mark G

A huge thank you to our volunteers for their amazing generosity and dedication!! Volunteers are so vital to our mission and our ability to deliver on that mission to families. We are so grateful and appreciative of all the support they give to both staff and guests, and the positive energy they bring to the House. It truly has not been the same without them throughout 2020 and we can’t wait to have them back in full force!

– Lora B.

The passion and commitment of our volunteers is so inspiring. This amazing community of supporters is the reason we are able to fulfill our mission, and every single volunteer is a real member of our team. Thank you volunteers for everything you do!

– Brittany W.

Thank you volunteers! It truly is because of you all that our spaces feel like a home away from home for families staying with us.

– Meghan J.

“It takes a village to raise a child.” This African proverb is lived out every single day at Ronald McDonald House thanks to the incredible support of our volunteers. To those who make the beds, who cook the meals, who answer the phones, who make the 4,000th pot of coffee that day, who sit and listen, who offer what they can – you are part of so many villages. THANK YOU for your service to the “House that LOVE built” across Chicagoland for over 40 years.

– Anne C.