Individual Volunteers

Together we can help families when they need us the most.

Ronald McDonald House volunteers are a vital source of support to our families.

Our enthusiastic and committed individual volunteers help carry out the day-to-day operations at each of our facilities. Volunteer shifts are available in three-hour blocks, 7 days a week from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

At Holcombe House, our volunteers may be asked to handle a wide range of activities from organizing the food distribution center to decorating the lobby for the holidays. Every day brings new challenges, and we welcome individuals who want to help us support the families and children that need a home away from home.

Hospital volunteers offer a comforting presence, complete light administrative duties, organize and replace fresh linens for bedrooms, set up donated meals for families, and replenish food items in the Ronald McDonald Lounges throughout the hospitals.

Volunteer Positions

Front Desk Volunteers
Holcombe House

Answer phones, greet families and visitors and provide a welcoming presence at our front desk.
Positions filled. Check back later!

TCH Volunteers

Texas Children's Hospital volunteers support families who have children in Neonatal ICU, Cardiovascular ICU and Pediatric ICU.
Positions filled. Check back later!

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Family Activities Volunteers
Holcombe House

Help facilitate pre-planned crafts, projects and games for kids and families at Holcombe House.
Positions available.

CMHH Volunteers

Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital volunteers support families who have children in the Neonatal ICU, Pediatric ICU and Pediatric Heart ICU.
Positions filled. Check back later!

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JoyFULL Eats Volunteers
Holcombe House

Responsible for helping donor groups with meal set up, serving and breakdown.
Positions available.

MDA Volunteers

M.D. Anderson Children's Cancer Hospital volunteers help maintain the Family Rooms and Lounges located in the hospital.
Gap Year Program
currently open for applications.

Interested in becoming a volunteer ?

If you want to help our families and can commit to a minimum of two 3-hour shifts each month, you may be a fit for our team. Please note that all applicants must be at least 18 years old, pass a background check and complete the screening and interview process before being admitted to work inside our Houses or Lounges.

Please note: We are unable to accommodate court-ordered community service hours or probation-based service hours. 

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Give the gift of togetherness.

We believe families are stronger when they battle a medical crisis together. With your help we can keep family members close to each other, and steps from their child’s medical treatment.