Changing the lives of kids with cancer, one smile at a time

There are lots of ways we can match your skills and interests to help kids and families battling cancer. Our programming is diverse and volunteers can gain new skills by helping out with Wellness programs, Communications, Breakfast Club, Hospital Outreach, Night Volunteers and more! So whether you’re available for a few hours a week or a few hours a month, we have volunteer options with varying levels of commitment.

There are many ways to volunteer with Ronald McDonald House New York

Our House was built by incredible volunteers. With the help of thousands of volunteers and hundreds of corporate groups we are able to provide daily meals, activities, and so much more for our families. Here are a few ways to get involved:

At the House

Volunteers at the House help support our staff and families with everything from helping greet families in the lobby to putting on fun activities and experiments for the entire family to enjoy.

At a Partner Hospital

A little bit of cheer can go a long way, especially at an unfamiliar hospital setting. Our Hospital Outreach volunteers serve children who are not residents of our House, but who still need encouragement while they undergo treatment at nearby hospitals.

Current Volunteer Opportunities

Check out the various volunteer opportunities for corporate and community community groups at the Ronald McDonald House in New York. There are lots of ways to make a difference in the lives of children battling cancer, so please check back often to review our new volunteer opportunities. 

Due to our communities overwhelming support we have had to put a hold on accepting individual volunteer applications at this time, but there are many ways to still get involved from the comfort of your own home.


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Meal Program

Meal Program

  • Corporate and community groups provide and serve a meal for the families

Day of Service

Day of Service

  • Help out around our House by supporting our every day operational needs

Skills-Based Assistance

Skills-Based Assistance

  • Offer your specialized skills and talents to help us fulfill our mission

  • *Please note all in-person visits for these programs have been paused due to our Safety & Security Policies in place for COVID-19.

Hope Awards

Each year, Ronald McDonald House New York presents Hope Awards to four volunteers who have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to our families and pediatric oncology.