Become a Volunteer at Ronald McDonald House


Meals From the Heart at Ronald McDonald House

Large Group Meals from the Heart

Every night, 153 families find comfort, compassion and community at the five Ronald McDonald Houses and three Ronald McDonald Family Rooms located throughout the Chicagoland area.  That’s 43,000 nights where RMHC-CNI families are able to stay close their child in the hospital saving them over $10 million in hotel and food costs.

Volunteers are the backbone to our Houses and Family Room and critical to our success in serving the families who need us.

There are so many ways you can help! From preparing a meal for our families to helping with house work, or volunteering at a fundraising event, we rely on the time and talent of our volunteers to reach our goals!  No matter how you choose to help, you are always welcome!


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Meet Some of Our Volunteers

Patricia Shields

Susie Schriber Silich

Diane Rice

Patricia Shields

Pat has been volunteering at Ronald McDonald House near Loyola for more than 20 years. She has helped in so many ways over the years, but no matter the task, she is always welcoming to our families, making them feel at home, perhaps dressed as Mrs Claus, but mostly just as herself. We are so grateful to have Pat at the House. Thank you Pat for keeping families close!

Susie Schriber Silich

Susie is a dedicated volunteer at Ronald McDonald House near Lurie Children’s Hospital. She not only works on regular shifts as a family ambassador, but she also service on our Community Council, takes a leadership role in planning our family holiday party and is constantly connecting and advocating on our behalf. Thank you Susie!

Diane Rice

Diane has been volunteering at Ronald McDonald House near Advocate Children’s Hospital and Ronald McDonald House near Lurie Children’s. Among her many hats, Diane acts as Family Ambassador and regularly trains new volunteers at the Houses. She also has worked with other groups to make our Houses festive for the holidays. As if that wasn’t enough, she knits baby blankets and hats for our kids. Thank you Diane!

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