Group Volunteers consist of groups of friends, families, corporations, civic or religious groups and lead an array of activities for the families of the Orange County House. Volunteering groups provide families with an opportunity of respite during a highly stressful time. 

Meal of Love

The meals you provide bring love into the House, allowing families to unwind, de-stress, and fortify their bodies to be at their best for their child in the hospital. Groups of up to 12 people choose a menu, purchase the ingredients, and prepare the meal in our full service kitchen, allowing families to find nourishment and comfort in a shared meal. Breakfast is served daily at 9:00 am, dinner is served daily at 6:00 pm.

Qualifications: Show off your creativity and cooking skills (or just practice!). We supply the kitchen and equipment, your group just needs to bring the ingredients. All food must be prepared and cooked on site or brought directly from a commercial retail kitchen. Maximum of 12 volunteers, including chaperones.

Location: Orange County Ronald McDonald House

Commitment: Scheduled date to prepare meal

Minimum Age: 13+ with adult supervision - 1 adult per 5 youth volunteers

 

To register and see available meal dates please

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McBakers Program

Bring your warmth and your recipes to bake up yummy treats daily from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. Bring up to 12 of your friends, family, work group, etc. to create delicious baked goods. This is a great volunteer opportunity for young volunteers!

Qualifications: Get creative with sweet treats to bake!  We supply the kitchen and equipment, your group just needs to bring the ingredients. All baked goods must be prepared on site or brought directly from a commercial retail kitchen. Maximum of 12 volunteers, including chaperones.

Location: Orange County Ronald McDonald House

Commitment: Scheduled date to bake

Minimum Age: 5+ with adult supervision - 1 adult per 1 youth volunteer.

 

To register and see available meal dates please

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Wish List Drive

Help support the families of the House by soliciting items that we are constantly in need of around the House. Imagine all the household items around your house, we need that times 20! This is great for those who need last minute school hours, are waiting for meal and baking dates to open up, brownie troops, High School clubs, Mom groups, etc.!

Qualifications: Simply collect the items from our wish list and drop them off at the House from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm. Please see our “Wish List” webpage for our current needs Click Here.

Location: Around your community

Commitment: Flexible

Minimum Age: All ages!

Pop Tab Collection

Pop tabs remind us of an important lesson: even little things make a big difference. Pop tabs helps us pay the bills so moms and dads need not worry about where they will stay while their children are in the hospital. Start a pop tab program and count to a million!

Qualifications: Ask your friends at school, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, youth groups, sports teams, neighbors, relatives and co-workers to help save tons of tabs. From first graders to grandparents, anyone can get in on the action.

Location: Around your community

Commitment: Flexible

Minimum Age: All ages!

 

Cleaning Project

Many of our families are coming to us in a state of stress and anxiety. They deserve to be welcomed into a home that is clean and inviting. A cleaning project will help create that peace of mind for families as they are going through their time between the hospital and work.

Qualifications: Help our House feel more like a home! We supply the cleaning products, gloves and tools needed to get the job done. Groups will clean communal spaces of the House, for example: inside, outside and around each floor (we have 3 floors!) but will not be asked to clean guest rooms.

Maximum of 15 volunteers, including chaperones.

  • Location: Orange County Ronald McDonald House
  • Commitment: Scheduled date to clean
  • Minimum Age: 13+ with adult supervision – 1 adult per 1 youth volunteer

 

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Family Activity Project

This is for a group that is truly looking to have interaction with the families that are staying in the house. Family Activity Projects are all about bringing the families of the house together for a couple hours of fun!

Qualifications: There is no limit to what this opportunity can be, but popular activities in the past have been BINGO Night, Cupcake Decorating, Afternoon Tea Party, Ice Cream Social, etc. Creativity is key for this volunteer opportunity.

Maximum of 15 volunteers, including chaperones.

  • Location: Orange County Ronald McDonald House
  • Commitment: Scheduled date of project
  • Minimum Age: 13+ with adult supervision – 1 adult per 1 youth volunteer

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Contact our Volunteer Manager, Johanna Stickles,
to schedule and learn more about these volunteer opportunities.