How You Can Help

You can volunteer your talents in many ways to help our mission

The Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Hawaii (RMHC-HI) volunteers are the foundation of our House. As a volunteer, you assist us in many remarkable ways from administrative duties to light house cleaning. By contributing your time to volunteer, you will enable us to continue our mission to help families with seriously ill children.

Volunteer Forms

We welcome:

  • Individuals
  • Groups
  • Families
  • Seniors
  • Businesses
  • High School Groups
  • College Groups Clubs
  • Service Groups
  • Military Groups
  • Rotary Clubs
  • Young Professional Clubs

Volunteer Opportunities at Ronald McDonald House

Host Lunch or Dinner

Womens chinese group preparing a wonderful dinner for residence

Open to individuals, groups, families, keiki

Monday–Sunday, between10:30 AM and 6:00 PM; lunch is served at 12:30 PM; dinner is served at 5:30 PM

Families at Ronald McDonald Houses appreciate coming home to a warm meal, especially after a long day at the hospital either bedside or during medical treatments. You can host a meal for them at our Judd Hillside and/or Oahu Houses by cooking onsite, contributing pot luck style, or catering. Drop off meals also are welcome. If cooking at our Houses, bring your ingredients, your ohana and your passion for cooking!

Host Bake Day

American Savings Bank volunteers baking cookies

Open to individuals, groups, families, keiki

Monday–Sunday, between 10:30 AM and 6:00 PM

Treat our families to a batch of your delicious baked goods. Whether you come alone or with your group, bring your ingredients and fill our House with the smell of warm baked treats. Baked goods are always appreciated by our families. They can take individually wrapped treats with them to enjoy during a day at the hospital. Or, of course, enjoy them when at a Ronald McDonald House.

Host Special Activities

Open to individuals, groups, families, keiki

Monday–Sunday, between 10:30 AM and 6:00 PM

Host a special activity for our keiki and their families. Crafts, movie nights, and game nights are popular. Yoga lessons, salon services, massage, family photo sessions and other services by certified professionals are also welcome. Being engaged in activities can help alleviate some of the stressors of being ill or having a sick child. Activities can bring families closer together and they offer a much–needed sense of normalcy.

Oyster Shucking

Oyster chucking at RMHC-Hawaii

Open to individuals, groups, families, keiki

Monday–Friday, seasonal

Oyster Shucking is a team building activity for a good cause. We've got the oysters. We need your help opening them and finding the pearls. The pearls are used in auctions and other fundraising activities to help support families staying at our Houses while their children get life–saving medical care nearby.

Extra Hands

Macys volunteers decorating for the holidays

Open to individuals, groups, families, keiki

Monday–Sunday, between 10:30 AM and 6:00 PM

We rely on your extra hands to keep our House organized and maintained so we can provide a safe and sanitary environment for our ohana and guests. Our House Manager could use assistance with different tasks like restocking, organizing, or even decorating our Houses for the holidays. Your helping hands will help bring joy to our families.

Newsletter Mailings

First Insurance volunteers sending out RMHC-HI newsletters

Open to individuals and groups

Quarterly, between 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM

Our newsletter is essential to raising funds that support House programs. Helping prepare our newsletter for mailing by inserting flyers or return envelopes is a tremendous help for RMHC Hawaii. This can be done at your workplace, home, or at our House. If you have a knack for organizing a group, this is a fun way to support a good cause and can usually be done within days, sometimes over the weekend.

Special Events

Golf Tournament volunteers

Open to individuals and groups

Monday–Friday, between 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM or later, as needed

Ronald McDonald House Charities Hawaii hosts special events throughout the year, including our Red Shoe 5K in the winter, Golf Classic during the summer, and our Gala in the fall. These and other events, such as silent auctions, provide funds to maintain our home–away–from–home for our families and House programs. You can assist with special event planning, follow–up calls, or onsite projects at our events. Whether your favorite activity is arts and crafts, computer work, design, or mingling, you can use your skills while meeting other people in the community and supporting a good cause.

Hospitality Cart

RMHC-Hawaii's new hospitality cart program

Open to individuals 16 years+

Monday–Friday, from noon to 3:00 PM

This is your chance to volunteer in the hospital as a Ronald McDonald House hospitality cart representative. Greet, serve refreshments, and help patients and their families pick out an activity from your cart. You will be bringing comfort to parents and families who are waiting to visit a baby in the NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit).

IT Volunteer or Intern

RMHC-Hawaii's volunteer and IT intern program

Open to individuals

Monday–Friday, between 10:30 AM and 5:00 PM (schedule TBD)

Support our IT team and assist with day–to–day resolution for equipment, network, and programs. If you are up on technology and up to the challenge, an IT volunteer or intern position will give you hands on experience in the growing and ever–changing IT field. You'll be helping RMHC Hawaii run our programs efficiently so we can focus on our mission of helping families stay together near the medical care they need.

Office Assistance

RMHC-Hawaii's office assistant volunteer

Open to individuals

Monday–Friday, between 10:30 AM and 5:00 PM

Day–to–day operations of RMHC Hawaii are essential to providing a home–away–from–home and services for families staying with us while getting critical treatment for a child at a hospital on Oahu. Daily office projects include database entry, filing, and scanning. We couldn't do it without the help of volunteers!

Digital Media Volunteer or Intern

RMHC-Hawaii's digital media volunteer

Open to individuals

Monday–Friday, between 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM (schedule TBD)

Are you energetic? Do you have a passion for social media and other online platforms? Are you a good writer? As a digital media intern or volunteer, you will help communicate our brand image and promote our events. You will gain experience gathering content, creating, and delivering it to audiences on multiple digital platforms on behalf of the organization. Enhance your marketing skills and portfolio while helping a good cause.

Volunteer Program

RMHC-Hawaii's volunteer

Open to individuals

Monday–Friday, between 10:30 AM and 4:00 PM

Administrative support is crucial for our volunteer program. Activities include computer entry, filing, scanning, creating flyers and Canva designs, and helping communicate with our volunteers. We need you!


RMHC-HI Shuttle driver

Open to individuals

Monday–Sunday, from 9:20 AM to 10:10 AM, and open to on call when needed

Our van drivers shuttle families from Ronald McDonald Houses safely to nearby hospitals. They also often assist with donation pick–ups and drop offs, especially during events. This is a rewarding volunteer opportunity that directly benefits our families.

House Services

Open to individuals

Monday–Sunday, between 10:30 AM and 6:00 PM

Our House Services Volunteer gets to meet and greet House visitors and community members while accepting donations and assisting with House activities and administrative tasks. Being the face of the House requires an outgoing personality and cordial disposition. If this is you, volunteer at the House that Love Built.


Volunteer Guidelines and Forms
Volunteers under the age of 14 years old are required to volunteer with a parent or guardian.

Volunteer Program (Guidlines)

Volunteer Application (Individual Volunteer)

Volunteer Program Application (Group or Individual Hosting)

Volunteer Release and Waiver Form

To learn more about our individual or group opportunities and guidelines contact: .

Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Hawaii
P.O. Box 61777
Honolulu, HI 96839–1777
FAX: (808) 955–8794
Ph. (808) 973–5683 ext. 241
Email: for more information.