Giving the greatest gift of all, your time

Our volunteers help us provide compassionate hospitality by lifting the spirits and brightening the days of our families. One way is to volunteer is at our House. Many who are unable to volunteer on a regular basis may choose to participate in a volunteer project or one of our special events. Your help enables us to provide a clean and comfortable ‘home away from home’ for our families.

House Volunteers

House Volunteers play an important role in the day-to-day operations of the Ronald McDonald House®. They provide administrative support, help keep our House clean and tidy, offer family support and greet families with welcoming smiles and listening ears. House Volunteers serve for 4 hours weekly or bi-weekly and must be 18 years or older.
For more information on becoming a House Volunteer,
contact Joe Kenny, Head of Operations at
01 4560435 or joe.kenny@rmhc.ie

Project Volunteers

Throughout the year, RMHC Ireland often looks for groups to help with various projects around the House. Project Volunteers have helped with deep cleaning, decorating for holidays and making snack bags or baking for families. There are always ways to get involved and help families feel at home. Please click to fill out our Volunteer Form and one of our staff will contact you.
For more information regarding project opportunities,
contact Joe Kenny, Head of  Operations at 01 4560435 or 

Special Event Volunteer

RMHC Ireland hosts four fundraising events each year:

  1. Cycle4Families in May
  2. Golf4Families in June.
  3. Walk4Families in October
  4. RMHC Gala Ball in November

Volunteers are needed to help with setup, registration and other event-related tasks.
Volunteers are also needed to serve on all our annual events planning committees.
For more information regarding Special Event Volunteers, please contact:

For our Cycle4Families event please contact:
Joe Kenny, Head of Operations at
01 4560435  or joe.kenny@rmhc.ie

For our Golf4Families event please contact:
Louise Quail, Charity & Corporate Relationship Manager  at 01 4560436 or  fundraising@rmhc.ie

For our Walk4Families & Annual Gala Ball events please contact:
Joe Kenny, Head of Operations, at
01 4560435  or joe.kenny@rmhc.ie

For our RMHC Gala Ball event please contact:
Louise Quail, Charity & Corporate Relationship Manager  at 01 4560436 or  fundraising@rmhc.ie


Volunteer Stories

Seán Mahon

Seán started volunteering for The Ronald McDonald House in 2010, after recovering from a serious illness he decided he wanted to do something more with his time as the illness left him unable to go back to his career as a chef.

“I didn’t just want to give up and do nothing. I was a Chef and Craftsman all my adult life and I wanted to do something. I went along to a volunteer agency on Thomas St in Dublin and they told me that The Ronald McDonald House was looking for someone to cook a lasagna”

Seán did not know anything about The House and was surprised to find that he lived very close by so he went along and cooked a Lasagna for the families in the House. Six years and so many different meals later he is one of our most dedicated volunteers. Seán’s famous Friday Roast Dinners are very popular with families and staff alike.

Over the years families who have stayed with us have always looked forward to Seán’s dinner as they are for many, the taste of home. “Seán cooked in the house every Friday when we were there over 3 years ago and again 2 years ago. I just can’t believe he is still giving up his time to provide delicious meals for families who sp appreciate it! Thank you Seán for all your hard work!” Ciara Byrne Doran Co.Wexford

“How I miss your Friday roast dinners and apple tart, Seán! I particularly miss all the cooking tips you used to give me.” Siobhán Drohan Co. Waterford
Seán has been a wonderful friend to The Ronald McDonald House. We cannot thank him enough for all he does.

Margaret Brogan

My name is Margaret Brogan and I am 82 years old. I have been a volunteer in the Ronald McDonald House for the past ten years. I have one daughter and she gave me three wonderful grandchildren and I looked after them while she worked until they became too old to be minded. At this stage I was in my middle sixties and began to feel a bit redundant. I had a lot of time on my hands and there was only so much housework one could do or indeed wanted to do.


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