Corporate Volunteers at the Pasadena Ronald McDonald House

Many socially conscious companies encourage and allow employees to use working hours to make a difference - why not spend your valuable time with Pasadena Ronald McDonald House?

Thank you for your interest in becoming involved! The support of volunteers is crucial for maintaining our programs and services.

Out of concern for the health and safety of our guests, staff, and volunteers, we are currently taking measures to restrict the number of outside visitors to our facilities.

We are temporarily halting all on-site volunteer programs, including service projects and Meals of Love.

If you would like to arrange the delivery of non-perishable food for our pantry, grocery gift cards or individually prepared meals for the families staying with us, please contact us for a list of local options.

If you or your group are interested in receiving information about future volunteer opportunities,
please email Francisco Gallegos Cabrera 
Get Involved

Did you know many companies offer “Dollar for Doer” or matching time /gift programs? This is where your generous time is matched by a grant from your organization, so you’ll be doing double the good! Inquire about your company’s policy with your Human Recourses or Social Responsibility representative. Pasadena Ronald McDonald House Tax Id # 95-3167869.

Here are just some of the ways your group can contribute:

  • Baking cookies or other sweet treats
  • Casual Day for the Cause 
  • Conduct a Wishlist drive to collect donations such as canned food, cleaning supplies, office supplies, or toys 
  • Donate holiday gifts
  • Make a Donation 
  • Prepare a Meal of Love - The meals vary in type (BBQ’S, catered, pancake breakfast, ethnic, etc.) 
  • Special Events – including Walk for Kids, Yard Sale, and Fall Gala 


Team building and volunteering at your office

Team building activities are great for companies or groups that are unable to volunteer at the Pasadena Ronald McDonald House. You can host an event where your team organizes various items to provide support for the families of Pasadena Ronald McDonald House. Some projects include; making blankets, toys, goody bags, or hospital activity kits.

A representative from our organization will be available to attend the event and host a presentation showcasing the Pasadena Ronald McDonald House and the effect your team’s volunteerism has on our organization.

For additional information or to coordinate your project, please contact Francisco Gallegos Cabrera, Operations Director, at [email protected] or call him directly at (626) 204-0401.

The Ronald McDonald House, Pasadena uses VolunteerHub to manage our volunteer needs. This will require that you establish a username and password to register as a volunteer. 



Meals 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 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. 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.

Location: Pasadena Ronald McDonald House

INSERT – PRMH Meals of Love and House Activities Schedule

Meals of Love Schedule



Wish List Drive

Help support the families staying with us by soliciting items that we are in need of around the House. This is a great volunteer opportunity for those who students needing service hours, scout troops, high school clubs, etc.

Qualifications: Simply collect items from our wish list and drop them off at the House from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm. Please click on our Wish List <Wish List Document> for our current needs

Location: Around your community
Commitment: Flexible
Minimum Age: All ages!

Wish List Document



Family Activity Activities 

This is for a group that is interested in interacting with the families that are staying at the House. Family Activity Projects are all about bringing the families of the House together for a couple of hours of fun!

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

Maximum of 12 volunteers, including chaperones.

Location: Pasadena Ronald McDonald House
Commitment: Scheduled date of a project
Minimum Age: 13+ with adult supervision – 1 adult per 5 youth volunteers

Family Times Activities





Family Movie Night 

This is a fun opportunity for a group to turn the Pasadena Ronald MacDonald house into a home theater! Bring a family-friendly movie for our families and children to enjoy along with your favorite theater treats such as popcorn and candy.

Qualifications: This is a popular activity for your friends, family or coworkers. Please bring a G or PG-rated film for everyone’s enjoyment, film subject to approval.

Maximum of 12 volunteers, including chaperones.

Location: Pasadena Ronald McDonald House

Commitment: Scheduled date of a project

Minimum age: 8 with adult supervision- 1 adult per 5 youth volunteers.

Family Movie Night Times



Special Event Volunteer Information 

Each year, hundreds of people support the Pasadena Ronald McDonald House when they attend one of our special events. Volunteers play a pivotal role in making sure each event runs smoothly and our guests have an enjoyable experience. If it weren't for the volunteer help we receive, these events would not be possible. We welcome individual volunteers as well as groups. If you, your family, classmates or team are interested in making a difference, please consider helping at one of these special events:

  • SHINE Gala
  • Walk For Kids

Volunteers are needed in the area of setup, registration, greeters, auction assistants, check-out, break down and more.

Contact our Development Manager, Hilary Manners ([email protected]), to learn more about these volunteer opportunities.