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Ronald McDonald House Pittsburgh Volunteer Opportunities

To sign-up to volunteer contact:
Morgan Barnes, Volunteer Coordinator at RMH Pittsburgh at 412-246-1103 or at morgan@rmhcpgh-mgtn.org

Meal Program

Come to the RMH Pittsburgh to cook a meal for our families and help ease their burden of having to be in the kitchen instead of at their child’s bedside. This is a great opportunity for a group of 6 or more volunteers, maximum of 12 to cook breakfast, lunch or dinner.

Find out more about the meal program.

Family Social Hour

Bring snacks or desserts and plan activities for the families to do together. These events help alleviate stress, give families the opportunity to spend time together and can stimulate positive, hopeful feelings. (2-6 volunteers. Maximum of 10)

  • RMHCinema: Bring a G, PG or PG-13 movie and a supply of snacks and drinks. For extra fun, our House has a popcorn machine! Bringing kernels instead of microwave bags will make more to be shared.
  • Bake & Decorate: Bake and decorate cake, cookies or brownies for our families. Children in the House may want to participate. Food Preparation Guidelines. For an accessible version of this PDF, please contact 412-246-1104.
  • Pamper Party: Host a party with hand massages, nail painting and foot soaks. Professionals can provide families with haircuts, chair massages or manicures. Families truly love these events.
  • Performance: If you are into entertainment, you can put on a show during dinner! Music Concert, Magic Show, Dance Party, etc.
  • Wellness Activity: Rejuvenate our families with a wellness activity! (Certifications Needed) Certified Therapy Dogs, dancing, yoga etc.
  • Craft Activity: Bring your creativity to the House and make a craft with our families.

 

*Please note that family attendance cannot be predicted for the family social hours and will vary based on their medical needs.

Welcome Bags

This is a great project for groups that include youth volunteers under age 14. Decorating the bags before filling them is also a fun group project for children who are interested in volunteering. You can prepare 1-200 welcome bags at a time. Assemble welcome bags off site and choose the contents for our families. Bags can be either disposable or reusable. All contents must be individually wrapped, unexpired and factory sealed/prepackaged.

  • Breakfast/Snack: Fresh fruit, snacks, cereal bars, juice boxes and individual cereal boxes.
  • Busy: Books, crayons, coloring books, small games and puzzles.
  • Welcome: Current season’s decorations or cards for their room, notebooks/pens, magazines and fun straws/spoons for kids. Small throw blankets and stuffed animals.
  • Craft Kits: Put together approximately 12+ craft kits. Parents can take these to the their children to put together during their free time.

*Please do not include religious, political or cause related items in the Welcome Bags

Door Decor

Bring smiles to our families’ faces by decorating the doors of one of our residence floors. RMH Door Decor Guidelines For an accessible version of this PDF, please contact 412-246-1104.

*Decorations should not include religious, political or cause related themes

Wish List

Help keep our pantries full by collecting wish list items for our families. You can host wish list drives (view our wish list here) or can also purchase through our online Amazon Wish List for an easy way to ensure we receive exactly what we need. Please be sure to include your contact information so we can acknowledge your donation.

Event Volunteers

Support our charity by volunteering at special events.

Registration assistants, hole spotters, help with set-up and clean-up are all needed to make sure the event runs smoothly.

To learn more, please contact Erin Roth at 412-246-1109 or at erin@rmhcpgh-mgtn.org

Host Your Own Event

Hosting your own fundraiser is a wonderful way to support the mission of our charity.

Individual Volunteer Opportunities – House Warmer Program

Individuals who are interested in volunteering their time on a consistent basis can assist the House as an RMHC House Warmer in the following ways:

  • Help with Administrative Duties
  • Clean and Organize
  • Provide Help with Special Projects/Parties and Mailers

*All volunteers donating their time on a consistent basis must complete a criminal background check. All volunteers must be at least 18 years of age. No court ordered, community service volunteer work is permitted.

*Please note that this volunteer opportunity does not guarantee interaction with our families.