Ways to Volunteer - Ronald McDonald House of Fort Worth
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Make a difference for thousands of people each year

Total Volunteer Impact 2019 & 2020

4,042 Volunteers served 23,066 hours

Total Meals Impact 2019 & 2020

1,280 Meals served by 3,721 volunteers totaling 14,163 hours

COVID-19 Updates for our Volunteer Program: Our volunteer program is reinstated on a limited basis. COVID-19 vaccination is required.

The volunteers of RMHFW serve in many ways, helping to make this organization a comfortable and supportive place for our families. Should you choose to give some of your time and talents to the House, either on a regular basis or as a project, we are certain that it will be a memorable and rewarding experience. The caring and cheerful volunteers of the RMHFW are the first voices families hear on the telephone and the first smiling faces they see at the door. Whether it’s planning and coordinating an evening family activity, supplying and cooking a meal for the families through our Meals from the Heart Program, being a part of our daily House volunteer staff, sharing your time at the Family Room, serving from our Hospitality Carts, or joining the Red Shoe Society, our volunteers bring our mission to life. If you are currently enrolled in any educational institution and between the ages of 14-24, you may be eligible to participate in the Yellow Shoe Crew, which is our student volunteer program.

House or Family Room Volunteer (Individual)

House Volunteer

Anyone aged 18 years and older may apply for volunteer service. We ask that volunteers work regularly scheduled shifts, but we do allow for some flexibility of scheduling. Shifts are available seven days a week and include times of 9am – 12pm, 12pm – 3pm, 3pm – 6pm and 6pm – 8pm. Volunteers span all ages and have varied backgrounds, which is an advantage to our House. We will try to match skills and interests with the work and projects that need to be completed. Most importantly, we seek people who are eager to provide friendly, sincere support to our families. Current maximum number of meal volunteers is four (4).  This number is subject to change as our County pandemic numbers change.  The maximum number of meal volunteers will vary between two and six dependent on our County numbers.

House Volunteer Duties

Many services of volunteers are needed including: office assistance, greeting and hospitality, conducting House tours, cleaning and stocking the kitchen, staffing special events, mailings, or fundraising. We will make every effort to match you to an assignment with which you will feel comfortable.

House Volunteer Requirements:

  • Must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and able to provide evidence of vaccine. The vaccine must be completed prior to volunteering.
  • Must be fully vaccinated against seasonal flu virus and able to provide evidence of when the vaccine was received. Flu vaccines are typically available beginning in August of each year. Volunteering prior to receiving the flu vaccine is acceptable with the understanding that a flu vaccine will be administered at the appropriate time.
  • Complete an application and provide references
  • Complete a mandatory criminal background check; required for all volunteers 18 years and older
  • Complete a volunteer interview, orientation and tour
  • Receive on-the-job training with an experienced volunteer

Please Note: No community restitution or court-ordered volunteer can be accepted. Please contact the Volunteer Coordinator, with any questions: volunteers@rmhfw.org or 817.870.4942.

Family Room

The Ronald McDonald Family Room is located inside the Cook Children’s Medical Center PICU Waiting Room. Volunteers are screened through the Cook Children’s Medical Center Volunteer Department. You must apply directly through the hospital by following this link: https://cookchildrens.org/giving/volunteers/Pages/adult-volunteers.aspx.

Group Volunteers or More than 6 People

Organized activities for groups larger than 6 or under the age of 14.  If you have a large group and would like to support the Ronald McDonald House of Fort Worth, we have the following ways to get involved:

A House Needs Donation Drive

Encourage your group to collect items from our House Needs list and drop them off at the House.

Host a Fundraiser

As your company plans its philanthropic activities, please consider organizing a fundraiser to benefit the Ronald McDonald House of Fort Worth. Your company’s employees can help make a difference in the lives of sick children by organizing events such as golf outings, art gallery or restaurant openings, garage sales, and much more.



Volunteer Interest Form