individual volunteerWhen You Volunteer, You Give The Gift of You!

Volunteers at our many locations throughout the Texas Medical Center provide love and support to thousands of families. Without these fantastic individuals, our House truly would not be a home. We’d love to have you join this team of compassion. Many of our more than 600 current volunteers will smile as they tell you that they get as much out of their time serving others as the patients and their families.

Ronald McDonald House Houston offers a variety of individual volunteer opportunities at each of our facilities: Our 70-bedroom Holcombe House, 20-bedroom House inside TCH, 14-bedroom House inside CMHH, 10-Ronald McDonald Family Rooms at TCH and the Ronald McDonald Family Room at MD Anderson.

Volunteer placements are available in three-hour blocks, 7 days a week from 9am to 9pm.


“It’s something I look forward to because every single shift is somewhat different due to the family encounters. I enjoy seeing how volunteering means a lot to many families and I love feeing like I make somewhat of an impact on others.Overall, it is just very humbling to give back to the community.” – Allison, Holcombe House Volunteer

“I enjoy most about my volunteer experience is that you get connected with different people each day.  Every family is struggling with their life and in that situation with my service if I can be a part of small smile on their face then I am doing best thing in the world.” – Noori, Ronald McDonald House Texas Children’s Hospital Volunteer

“Once again I have the privilege and the honor of volunteering to train the therapy dog – and goodwill Ambassador, “Little Mogie” here at the House. He has big shoes to fill following in the footsteps of Mogie Senior (now retired).  It’s a joy to see the children’s faces light up with excitement – connecting with Little Mogie – and just be kids.” – Jim Burwell, Jim Burwell’s Petiquette

Individual Volunteer Requirements:

  • You must be 18 years of age or older
  • You must be available to serve two 3-hour shifts per month for 6 months OR one 3-hour shift per week for 3 months
  • You must pass a background check
  • You must submit the $15 application fee (or $10 for current students)  upon successful completion of enrollment process and acceptance of volunteer placement

Holcombe House has 50 rooms and is the stand-alone house in our network.
There are many ways an individual can serve here:

  • Greet families and guests
  • Check families in and out of bedrooms
  • Explain House policies
  • Answer Front Desk phones
  • Check out amenities
  • Prepare bedrooms
  • Give families and guests tours
  • Assist with other projects and activities as needed
  • Visit with families

At the Children’s Memorial Hermann House there are 14 rooms and a large number of families who need you. Individuals can find ways to serve by:

  • Greeting families and guests
  • Checking families in and out of bedrooms
  • Helping to keep common areas organized
  • Assisting with other projects and activities as needed
  • Baking cookies!
  • Visiting with parents

When you volunteer in the Family Room at MD Anderson Children’s Cancer Center, you can provide assistance in the following ways:

  • Help keep the Family Room neat and organized
  • Restock snacks and supplies
  • Assist with other projects and activities as needed
  • Bake cookies!
  • Visit with families

There are 20 bedrooms and 4 Family Rooms at Texas Children’s Hospital.  Volunteer opportunities include:

  • Greet families and guests
  • Check families in and out of bedrooms
  • Help keep the Family Rooms neat and organized
  • Restock snacks and supplies
  • Help keep common areas organized
  • Assist with other projects and activities as needed
  • Bake cookies!
  • Visit with parents and families

Now Introducing….
RMH Houston Gap Year Program:  Pre-Med Family-Centered Care

Are you a pre-med student hoping to enhance the time between college graduation and MCATs with a meaningful Family-Centered Care experience? Interested in broadening your healthcare perspectives through hands-on service and informative discussions at leading institutions in the Texas Medical Center? Volunteer in the RMH Houston Gap Year Volunteer Program and build both knowledge and communication skills that will complement your academic training. Click Here for more info.