Volunteer

We Can Use Your Help

Opportunities Thank you for your interest in volunteering with the Ronald McDonald House of Siouxland. We hope the information below will be helpful to you in deciding which area would best suit your particular interests and schedule. Click here to fill out our Volunteer Application online. Click here to get a printable version of our Volunteer Application.

Role of the Volunteer The goal of all who are associated with the Ronald McDonald House of Siouxland is to make a family’s stay as easy and uncomplicated as possible. Although our residents are going through a very traumatic time in their lives, no counseling is offered by the staff or volunteers. These services, along with medical services, are provided to the family by area institutions and professionals. A good volunteer, like a good friend, is always helpful as an understanding listener and must always respect the confidentiality of what is overheard or told to them. As a volunteer for the Ronald McDonald House, you will find that the majority of the work here calls for the willingness to give a little of yourself. In order to make your experience as a volunteer a good one, as well as provide the kind of atmosphere desired within the House, our only qualifications are:

  • Friendliness
  • Dependability
  • Flexibility (must be able to deal with a variety of people and situations)
  • Must have a desire to help those in need
  • Must be a good listener
  • Must be able to follow instructions
  • Must have a willingness to share skills and interests
  • Must understand the need for respect of others
  • Must respect the need for confidentiality

If you can look at this list and say, “That’s me!” – come join us!! By joining the volunteer staff at Ronald McDonald House of Siouxland, you are helping keep families close.

Virtual Volunteering
RMHC Siouxland is launching a virtual volunteering program for high school and college students wanting to earn silver cord or volunteer hours. Hours earned are determined by the project completed. Click here for more information on the possible projects.

Family Lunch Program Volunteers
Family Lunch Program Volunteers can help in two ways:

1. Decorate Lunch Sacks
You can follow the guidelines here: Lunch Sack Decorating Guidelines

2. Pack Family Lunches.
Lunches are packed and delivered Monday-Friday from 9:00-11:00 a.m. You can help in several ways.  First, individuals and groups are welcome to pack the lunches at RMHC of Siouxland. Also, businesses, groups, or individuals can choose to sponsor a meal for $150 or provide the ingredients for the meal. You can also choose to sponsor the meal and have a group pack the lunches. Menu needs to be worked out in advance with RMHC Siouxland Staff.  For more information, call 712-255-4084. To sign up, click here: RMHC Family Lunch Program

In-House Volunteer
The role of an In-House Volunteer is to help the staff with the daily operations of the House and provide hospitality and a caring atmosphere for our guests. As a volunteer, you will be asked to do various tasks and your responsibilities may vary from time to time. Keep in mind that the comfort of our guests depends a lot on YOU, the volunteer.

  • Light housekeeping
  • Cooking/Baking
  • Assist with projects
  • Miscellaneous duties as requested by Staff

Silver Cord Volunteer Team Member
This group of local students serve the Ronald McDonald House of Siouxland in a variety of ways all while earning community service hours for Silver Cord recognition. Depending on your availability, you will be given the opportunity to serve in one of the other volunteer roles and even fundraising and special events.

Special Events Volunteering
RMHC of Siouxland has several scheduled fundraisers each year that require mailings, poster distribution, and day of volunteer duties. If you are interested in volunteering at one of our fundraisers, contact us at info@RMHC-Siouxland.org. Check our the different RMHC of Siouxland fundraisers under "Events.”