Individual Volunteers

There are lots of ways to volunteer and make a difference in the lives of the families staying here at the Chapel Hill House.

The Ronald McDonald House of Chapel Hill is always looking for House Volunteers who want to help others. The everyday tasks you do at work or around your house are the same tasks that regularly need to be done here. House Volunteers often work in ways that immediately help the families.

Volunteers do things such as answer phones, give tours to visitors, prepare bedrooms, help families get settled, provide directions to hospitals and doctors’ offices, bake, clean, maintain the house gardens and organize closets. Minimum age 18.

Apply here or contact Director of Volunteer Services Cathy Hall at for more information.

Located on the 7th floor of the NC Children’s Hospital, the Ronald McDonald Family Room is a special place where families can relax and “get away” for down time while still being close to their child. The role of the Family Room volunteer is to help create a supportive place within the hospital for families that have an inpatient child. The volunteers are crucial to maintaining the friendly, caring atmosphere of the Ronald McDonald Family Room – an extension of the Ronald McDonald House of Chapel Hill. Minimum age 20.

Apply here or contact Volunteer Coordinator Caitlinn LaScala at for more information.

If you love special events and want to make a difference in the lives of the families and children that call the Ronald McDonald House, “home,” consider joining one of our special event planning committees. The House hosts two signature fundraising events annually, Storybook Ball and A Tasteful Affair.

Contact Elizabeth Hullender at for more information.

The Ronald McDonald House of Chapel Hill offers many opportunities for students earning service learning hours for school. To learn, more reach out to Director of Volunteer Services Cathy Hall at
Your skills combined with our projects can make for a winning combination! We have several ideas and opportunities to engage individuals, groups and organizations alike. We have experience in partnering with undergrad, graduate, community organizations and corporations.

You can use your talents, experiences and resources to strengthen the Ronald McDonald House of Chapel Hill from the inside out. Support our overall operations so we can deliver services with greater impact.

We have a variety of projects from logistics and supply chain to marketing and technology. Current areas of expertise needed:

Social Media Planning
Strategic Planning
Process Improvements
Database Optimization (Raisers Edge)
Supply Chain
Photography & Video
Your idea here…

For more information, contact Haley Waxman at

The mission of the Red Shoe Society is to support families of seriously ill or injured children, who find a “home-away-from-home” at the Ronald McDonald House of Chapel Hill, through philanthropic and leadership endeavors.

Click HERE for more information on the Red Shoe Society

For more information about individual house volunteering, please contact Cathy Hall, Director of Volunteer Services.

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There are many ways to help the House and the more than 2,000 families a year we serve.