Become a Volunteer

Our volunteers are the heart of Ronald McDonald House of Memphis.

Volunteers make Ronald McDonald House of Memphis a home-away-from-home for families whose children are battling cancer. Their caring, dependability and willingness to contribute their time and care helps to create a safe and welcoming environment where families can stay together when they need to be together the most. 

Volunteers contribute their time to prepare meals for families, host movie and pizza nights, clean and organize kitchens, and play areas, restock pantries and staff the front desk. By cooking meals, cleaning kitchens and play areas, volunteers allow families more time to spend with their sick children.

House volunteers are often responsible for Office/clerical duties, Housekeeping, and Family Services.  The minimum age is 18 for House volunteers and we require a 6 month minimum commitment (at least one 4-hour shift per month).  Volunteers are required to fill out a volunteer service application, a background check authorization form and a volunteer reference form (2 volunteer reference forms are required).

RMHC Memphis Special Event Volunteers help with various in house and third party events.  Some duties could be answering phone calls at Radiothon or helping set up for the Red Shoe Gala.  The minimum age is 16 for special event volunteers. Special event volunteers are not required to attend a volunteer orientation session. (i.e. Drive it Home Vehicle Raffle, Red Shoe Gala, C.A.M.P. Wishing Well, Clays for Kids,  Pop Tab Palooza, Radiothon, Holiday Store, etc.).   Special Event Volunteer Application  The contact for special events volunteer opportunities is B.Scott Duke, Coporate Program Manager at  (901) 312-7456.

If you have a group that is looking to serve a meal or host and activity for the families at RMHC Memphis, see Host an Activity or Serve a Meal.


Our volunteers help give families time by freeing them up to concentrate on their child. To join our family of volunteers, fill out one of the applications below or contact our Volunteer and Program Manager Deenean Wilson-Henderson via e-mail or by calling (901) 312-7478. 

 Volunteer Application

 Special Event Volunteer Application

 Host an Activity or Serve a Meal

 Background Check Authorization Form

 Volunteer Reference Form

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