Volunteer Opportunities for Youth Groups


Important Onsite Volunteer Age Restriction

Per infection control policies protecting patients staying at our Ronald McDonald Houses, all onsite volunteers must be aged 16 years or older. We appreciate your understanding that we are unable to accommodate anyone who does not meet this criteria.

However, if your child or youth group is interested in supporting RMHC Bay Area families, please consider these offsite in-kind donation and fundraising opportunities to inspire their engagement and that of their schools and activity clubs: 

In-Kind Donations

Comfort & Joy Drives

Families staying at our Stanford and San Francisco Ronald McDonald Houses rely on our community to meet every day needs. Your gift of soft pillows, fun toys and self-care items helps them relax and find moments of joy together. Our year-round Comfort & Joy drives create easy opportunities to support families in need!

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RMHC Bay Area Wish Lists
Click here to view our Amazon and Target wish lists!

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.

Toiletry 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! 


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

Start Your Own Fundraiser!

Host a Fundraiser

Organizing your own fundraiser benefitting RMHC Bay Area families?

Click here to view our official guidelines!

#RaiseLove for RMHC Bay Area

Interested in starting your own fundraiser? #RaiseLove for RMHC Bay Area! Create your own fundraiser, set up creative new challenges and use your personal network to reach your goal! You can do whatever you LOVE and raise funds for RMHC BayArea!

Click here to learn more about how you can #RaiseLove!


Contact Monica Makela, Volunteer Services Manager, at 650.470.6028.