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FAQs For Volunteers

FAQs for Volunteers | Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Illinois: after hours volunteers, provide a meal, school-age volunteers, volunteer opportunities.Q: I want to volunteer, but I work full time.  How can I still help? 

A: We have several ways you can still help!  You could participate in our “Meals from the Heart” Guest Chef Program and cook a meal for our families.  You could also become involved as a special events volunteer, host a fundraiser, coordinate a wish list drive, help prepare and assemble mailings, and more.

Q: I want to cook a meal!  How can I sign up? 

A: Check our Meals From the Heart Guest Chef page to view the dates currently available, then contact Brian to set up a date.

Q: My child needs service hours as part of their school requirements.  Can they come volunteer? 

A: Most definitely! Volunteers under the age of 15 need to be accompanied by an adult.

Q: I’m retired and looking for something to fill some of my time.  What kind of opportunities do you have for me? 

A: Most of our retired volunteers are our Guest Services Volunteers.  These are individuals who have made a regular commitment of three to five hours shifts on a weekly or bi-weekly basis during our normal operating hours (M-F, 8am-8pm).  Tasks include checking families in and out of their rooms, answering the phone, receiving donations, light housekeeping, assisting RMHCCI staff with various projects and making everyone feel at home!

For more information on any volunteer opportunity or if you have any questions, contact Brian at 217-528-3314 or br@rmhc-centralillinois.org.

Family Stories

  • The Diebal Family

    Pictured are Jamie and Craig, with Allison and Jillian doing well at 16 weeks in August of 2017.

    Our 2017 Winter Mailer features to story of Jamie and Craig and their stay at the House when their twin daughters were born prematurely. Below is Jamie’s story in her own words.

    In the early morning hours of May 1, 2017, our world completely changed. I was only 27 weeks along in my pregnancy with twin girls, when my water broke. My husband and I arrived at the hospital in Springfield, fearing the ...



  • Join us for the 3rd Annual Glow Run on Friday, May 11, 2018! Proceeds from the run support the House and the families we serve! At the House we provide families with the essentials of home for as long as they need, at no cost to them. ...


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