House Meal Makers

Volunteer Information

The Ronald McDonald House Charities of Ann Arbor provides two different "homes away from home" for families of children receiving medical treatment in the Ann Arbor area. Located within walking distance of the University of Michigan Medical Centers, the Ann Arbor House opened its doors in 1985 and serves over 600 families a year. The "Mott House" opened in December 2011 and provides a short-term respite for families of the most medically fragile patients. Families from throughout Michigan, across the nation, and from around the world make the Ronald McDonald House their temporary haven.

The Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Huron Valley is an independent, non-profit organization. As such, we rely upon the time and efforts of volunteers who serve in a variety of capacities at both the Ronald McDonald House of Ann Arbor and the Ronald McDonald House at Mott. We have shift volunteers during the day and evening. They are assigned a three-hour shift every other week. These shifts occur daily during the hours of 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Volunteer Requirements Can Include:

Greeting and registering new families
Providing House orientation tours
Light cleaning and stocking of supplies
Assisting families at checkout
Performing office-related tasks


Volunteers must be 18 years of age or older.

Minimum Time Commitment

Community Residents: 1 year
Students: 2 consecutive semesters (8 months)

Shift Information
Shifts are available 7 days a week in the following time slots:

9 am – 12 noon 
12 noon – 3 pm 
3 pm – 6 pm 
6 pm – 9 pm


Training begins with a House tour on the first scheduled shift. Other trainings may be required.

If you are interested in volunteering, please print out the Volunteer Application below and return it to the Volunteer Coordinator, Ronald McDonald House, 1600 Washington Heights, Ann Arbor, MI 48104. You may also e-mail it to slaho@rmh-annarbor.org  or fax to (734) 994-4919. If you have any questions about our volunteer program, please call us at (734) 994-4442 or via e-mail.

We look forward to hearing from you and having you join our volunteer staff!

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