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Thank you for your interest in becoming an RMHC Michiana Volunteer. Please complete the form below, scroll to the bottom, and click Continue. Once we receive your application, we will begin our onboarding process. You will be contacted by our staff shortly.

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Volunteers make it happen.

Volunteer At Our House.

Ronald McDonald House provides services 7 days a week, 365 days a year. While guests are free to come and go 24 hours a day, volunteer shifts are between 9 am and 9 pm. Volunteers can sign up for one of the four shifts listed below. Simply pick the time and day that best fits your schedule.

Volunteer Shift Schedule & Duties

All Shifts

Regardless of which shift you choose, there will always be an opportunity to assist guests, give tours, lend a listening ear, help provide a sense of comfort and safety in addition to general household cleaning, maintenance and organization.

9 am – 12 pm

Get the house ready for the day: make coffee, unload dishwashers and assist guests during breakfast hours. This is also the shift that takes the coffee cart to the hospital.

12 pm – 3 pm

Help with lunch preparation, assist staff at the front desk, organize and re-stock our pantry shelves.

3 pm – 6 pm

Help preparing for the evening meal by warming food, setting out dishes and making sure everything is ready for the dinner hour.

6 pm – 9 pm

Help shut everything down for the night: make sure dinner is put away, counters are cleaned, dishwashers started and appliances are turned off.

Substitute Volunteers

Volunteers are needed to act as substitute or “on-call” volunteers. This will help fill gaps for volunteers with illness, vacation time, etc.


Orientation, On-The-Job Training (Shadowing), Background Check

Questions? Simply give us a call at 574-647-3020.

Help us without leaving the comfort of home.

Volunteer At Home.

Chef for a Day & Lunches with Love

At RMHC Michiana, we provide lunch and dinner daily for our guests. Volunteers will have the opportunity to either prepare or cater a meal that can feed around 25 people. Learn More.

Bake a Sweet Treat

Cookies, cakes or pies are always appreciated!

Craft Projects

Knitted hats or blankets for children in the hospital are always welcome – sizes should range from preemie to young adult. Tied blankets and individually packaged craft projects that can be handed out to children to do in their hospital beds are also well-received.

Be a Delivery/Pick-Up Person

Help us by running errands. There is always a need to have donations and store purchases picked up and delivered.

Re-Stock Hospitality Kiosk

Volunteer to keep our Hospitality Kiosk at Elkhart General Hospital stocked and ready to serve.

Shop Online with Amazon

Click on the cart to view our Amazon Wish List and have purchased items shipped directly to us.


If you have any questions at all, simply give us a call at 574.647.3020.