Individual Volunteer Opportunities

We have many opportunities for individuals to volunteer at the Seattle House. If you are interested in volunteering in Alaska, let us know by filling out the form at the bottom of this page.

  • Review the available positions below
  • Read through our volunteer requirements
  • RSVP for one of our volunteer introduction meetings, which includes a tour of the House and overview of available opportunities.
  • After the meeting, we invite you to complete an online application and will schedule an interview if your application is accepted.

Overview of Positions:

Front Deskvols

The Front Desk is the hub of the Ronald McDonald House! Volunteers are the first people our families, visitors & staff see when they enter. The volunteer’s primary responsibility is to help the residents in any way possible & to assist in House management. Volunteers must be 18 years old to volunteer at the front desk.

Commitment: Minimum of six (6) months
Shift: 3 hour, weekly

Current shifts available: Saturday, 6:00PM-9:00PM, Monday, 3:00PM-6:00PM, Tuesday, 3:00PM-6:00PM, Thursday, 6:00PM-9:00PM

Kitchen Supervisor

The Kitchen Supervisor (age 21 years and older) is responsible for managing the Groups that come to the House to provide a meal for our families through our Family Meal Program. As Kitchen Supervisor, you are vital to the evening’s success. Your purpose is to provide support and direction to the group throughout the meal. Your goal is to provide a nice meal for our families and a rewarding evening for our group while staying within our preparation and clean up guidelines. We depend on you to welcome our groups to the House, direct them through set up and clean up, and be available to answer questions that arise. At the end of the evening we count on you to thank the group for all of their hard work. As Kitchen Supervisor you are mature, confident, diplomatic, comfortable giving directions, resourceful, enjoy working with people and have a good sense of humor.

Commitment: Minimum of six (6) months
Shift: 3-4 hours, 3-4 times per month

Current shifts available: Sunday nights at House C

Events Volunteer

If you are interested in volunteering for a special event such as our annual RMHC Auction or Hockey Challenge, please contact at (206) 838-0613.

Untitled-20Family Resource Center

As a Family Resource Center volunteer you will staff the center where families check out movies, electronic games and game consoles. This is a great position for college students and individuals who would like direct interaction with families. Volunteers under the age of 16 and need to volunteer with an adult. You are responsible for opening the center, assuring it is organized and clean, checking items in and out of the center via the computer system and adhering to the rules established for the center. This is a customer service position perfect for those who are friendly, resourceful, positive individuals who are helpful yet can follow the rules. You need to be comfortable with handling a lot of activity and resourceful when it is quiet.

Commitment: Minimum of 3 months
Shift: 3 hour, weekly

Current shifts available: Every other Sunday 12:00PM-3:00PM, Wednesday 3:00PM-6:00PM, Saturday 3:00PM-6:00PM

House A — Helping Hands

All those little housekeeping chores that you do in your own home also need to be taken care of at our House – and then some! Help us provide a comfortable, clean and welcoming home for our families by lending a hand helping with these chores. Specific tasks include cleaning shared areas of the House, restocking supplies, assisting families as needed and being a warm presence in the House. This is the position for you if you enjoy cleaning and are responsible, organized, self motivated and comfortable working alone.

Commitment: Minimum of three (3) months
Shift: 3 hour, weekly

Current shifts available: Monday 9:00AM-12:00PM at House C, Friday 9:00AM-12:00PM at House C,  Wednesday 9:00AM-12:00PM at House A, Friday 9:00AM-12:00PM at House A

helpingHouse C — Helping Hands

Our House C has a small; community feeling and we need your warm and friendly presence to assist the House Manager. You will be helping with housecleaning tasks, restocking supplies and other projects assigned by the House Manager. We need volunteers who are responsible, self motivated and comfortable working on their own in the communal areas of the House.  Volunteers must be 18 years old or older.

Commitment: Minimum of three (3) months
Shift: 3 hour, weekly

Current shifts available: Tuesday 9:00AM-12:00PM, Wednesday 9:00AM-12:00PM

Van Drivers

As a Van Driver you will provide relief and enjoyment for our families by driving them, in our van, to local shopping centers, events and local attractions. Often our families do not have a car while they are in Seattle or are not comfortable driving in the city. Our families truly appreciate any transportation that our volunteers are able to provide and look forward to van outings. You will need to be personable, helpful and dependable. As a Van Driver you need to be comfortable driving in the City with the minor distractions of up to 11 other people in the van. You can drive on a weekly set schedule, every other week or be on call. We will leave that up to you. You must be over 18 and under 75 years of age and have a good driving record and insurance.

Commitment: Minimum of six (6) months
Shift: Varies
Current shifts available: On Call

pantryHouse Pantry Organizer

The House Pantry Organizer is responsible for assisting the facilities team in managing the organization of the food storage and the restocking of the family pantry. This position is vital to our food program and our ability to offer this necessity to our families.

Commitment: Minimum of three (3) months
Shift: 3 hour, weekly
Current shifts available: No openings.


Our Mission:

At Ronald McDonald House Charities of Western Washington & Alaska, we support seriously ill children and their families. At the Seattle House, we provide a "home-away-from-home" to help families through a difficult time. We also provide a van service for families staying in Anchorage while their children receive medical care. Our IRS tax number or EIN is: 91-1061043.

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Seattle House & Administrative Offices:

5130 40th Ave NE
Seattle, WA 98105

Phone: 206.838.0600


4001 Tudor Centre Drive
Anchorage, AK 99508

Phone: 907.729.4667