Volunteering for Home for Dinner

Ronald McDonald House Charities® Alberta provides a home-away-from-home for out-of-town families with children receiving care in a local hospital. Your support of our mission continues to help provide our much-needed service to hospitalized children and their families.

Preparing a meal can be a stressful task after spending a long and potentially emotional day at the hospital. But, thanks to generous volunteers like you, the House is able to reduce this stress for families. Through the Home for Dinner Program, a group of volunteers purchase groceries and provide dinner for families staying at the House.

This includes planning, cooking, clean-up and packaging up any leftovers.

If your group is interested in this program, we ask that one group member create an account and submit an application through our Volunteer Software using the following links for your respective House.

To familiarize yourself with some of the guidelines before your meal, please click on the button below.

What to Expect

Once your application has been processed you will be contacted by the House Volunteer and Program Coordinator to schedule a date for the Home for Dinner orientation. This session will provide you with all the expectations and group responsibilities when it comes to preparing a meal for our families. Orientations take place various times of the year, are approximately 45 minutes, and we encourage you to bring one more member from your group along. Please note that all orientations will take place in-person at your local Ronald McDonald House.

Thanks again for your interest. Without volunteers like you, we would not be able to provide a comfortable, home-like atmosphere for our families.