Ronald McDonald House Charities

Ronald McDonald House Charities® South Central Ontario Volunteer


Volunteers are the heart and soul of Ronald McDonald House Charities® South Central Ontario (RMHC®SCO). We rely on our team of dedicated and committed volunteers who play a valuable role in the day-to-day running of our House, the Ronald McDonald Family Rooms® and caring for our families.


Thank you for your interest in volunteering. We have paused volunteer recruitment during our Season of Giving and holiday time, and will re-start our volunteer recruitment in the new year. 


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Thank you for submitting an application to become a volunteer. At this time, we are not recruiting for new volunteers, but will reach back out in the new year once we are ready to fill new roles. 

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Can I volunteer in more than one area?

    We place the most suitable volunteer in each position at Ronald McDonald House. Our placement decision is based on the availability of the volunteer, our scheduling needs, and the skills required for each position.  Therefore, we prefer you volunteer in one area for a minimum of six months before exploring other opportunities.  After this time, you are welcome to hold multiple roles as long as you have received appropriate training in each area.

  • How will I know what to do in my new volunteer role?

    Volunteers receive a general orientation, hands-on training and ongoing support in their roles.

  • What does Ronald McDonald House expect of its Volunteers?

    • Treat others with respect.
    • Work as a team member.
    • Be reliable; take the commitment of volunteering seriously.
    • Understand the requirements of time and duties of the assignment before accepting them.
    • Respect confidentiality and privacy.
    • Participate fully in orientation and ongoing training.
    • Follow organization policies and guidelines
  • I’m not sure I have enough time to volunteer.

    We strive to be as flexible as possible to make volunteering easier.  While we’d love to have you here often, volunteers are expected to commit to two shifts per month.  Volunteers may select from a variety of shifts.  We will work together to find a role that meets your availability and schedule.

  • What are the requirements to volunteer?

    You must be 18 years of age or older to apply to volunteer and a minimum commitment of one year is expected. (Note: there are select opportunities for applicants 16 years and older to volunteer accompanied by an adult 18 years or older.)

    You must have a clear police check (criminal records and judicial matters check) no more than three months old.

    Family Room and Happy Wheels Hospitality Cart Volunteers must also provide proof of immunizations and two-step TB test.

    Once we have had a chance to review your application, if you are considered a potential candidate, we will contact you to arrange an interview.

  • What are you looking for in a volunteer?

    Volunteering with Ronald McDonald House can be a rewarding experience for those dedicated to making a positive contribution to making our House a home-away-from home. We are looking for volunteers who are customer service oriented, compassionate and dependable.

  • I am interested in volunteering with Ronald McDonald House Charities® South Central Ontario, but I am more interested in employment. Are you hiring?

    The volunteer services department is not responsible for hiring paid employees. If you are interested in employment at Ronald McDonald House Charities® South Central Ontario, please review our posted opportunities.

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