Youth Volunteer Opportunities


Youth Leaders & Groups make a huge impact

Photo of Chloe with her donations

When Chloe learned about the families who stay at our Ronald McDonald Houses, she knew she wanted to help. She started a movement at her school to collect items for our Comfort & Joy Drive.

Onsite Volunteer Age Restriction

Per infection control policies protecting patients staying at our Ronald McDonald Houses, all onsite volunteers must be ages 16 or older. We appreciate your understanding that we are unable to accommodate anyone who does not meet this criteria as an onsite volunteer. But there are plenty of other ways to help! 

Kits & Drives for Families

kids passing out donations

  • COMFORT & JOY DRIVE: Families staying at our Stanford and San Francisco Ronald McDonald Houses rely on our community to meet every day needs. Youth leaders and groups can rally their schools, activity groups and communities to collect gift of soft pillows, fun toys and self-care items for families during the holiday season.

  • COMFORT KITS: Comfort Kits offer families a variety of arts and crafts, travel games or activity items for all ages. These items must be new and in their original packaging.

  • TOLIETRY KITS: Toiletry kits help families meet basic needs and are instrumental to helping them feel comfortable and relaxed during stays at our Houses. We are in constant need of travel-sized items packaged in clear baggies.  Hotel-style shampoos, conditioners, bar soaps, toothbrushes, toothpaste, and deodorants are welcome.

  • SNACK PACKS: Snack packs offer families opportunities to grab quick (but important!) bites on the way to the hospital. Individually packaged, non-perishable snacks are always need. Pretzels, fruit snacks, granola bars, cookies, chips, small waters/drinks make for great snack packs!

  • SEASONAL: Valentine’s Day treats, Mother’s Day and Father's Day baskets, and Camp Ronald McDonald House recreation kits help families celebrate special occassions and school breaks throughout the year.

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