Please complete this application form if you are interested in becoming a volunteer for Ronald McDonald House Charities. Our volunteers are the Heart of our Organization. From laundry to fundraising, we are incredibly thankful for the service provided to RMHC of Central Ohio and are excited to have you join our team!

We have several roles available:

Ronald McDonald House Volunteers (downtown Columbus, Ohio)

Ronald McDonald Family Room Volunteer (inside Riverside Hospital and the Nationwide Children's Behavioral Health Hospital)

Red Shoe Society Volunteer (our young professionals society that focuses on service, social activities and fundraising)


1. Complete application and consent to a background check

2. Attend orientation and choose the best role for you; there may be more than one!

Additional Details:

Volunteers must be 18 or older. Anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult who has gone through the orientation and training process.

All RMHC Volunteers must be vaccinated for COVID-19. 

Ronald McDonald House Volunteers are welcome to bring their children to volunteer as long as they are old enough to be helpful, and they remain with their parent/guardian while they are in the House.

Once you complete the form click the 'continue' button at the bottom. We will review your information contact you shortly to schedule your volunteer orientation.

Please note that at this time we are unable to accept volunteers who need to complete court-ordered community service.

Personal Information

Please provide the full spelling of your name.

Employment History

Volunteer Experiences

We would like to know about your previous volunteer experience, or why you want to become involved with Ronald McDonald House.


Please provide 1 non-family reference.


Criminal History

Emergency Contact Information


How were you referred to us?

Notes or comments

I agree

By agreeing to this application you hereby authorize verification of all statements herein and release Ronald McDonald House Charities and all others from liability in connection with same. You are also authorizing Ronald McDonald House to verify the content of this application and to conduct a background check.

Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Central Ohio (RMHC) has a legal and ethical responsibility to safeguard the privacy of all patients and families and protect the confidentiality of their protected health information (“PHI”) and personal information.

In the course of my volunteer role at RMHC, I may see, overhear, access, or temporarily possess PHI of a patient and other personal information. I understand that such PHI and personal information must be maintained in the strictest confidence. As a condition of my role, I hereby agree that I will not at any time use, disclose or give PHI and psycho-social information to any person whatsoever for any purpose.

I will not disclose or discuss any family’s situation with other guests or visitors staying in the house.

I agree that my obligations under this Agreement regarding PHI and Confidential Information will continue after the termination of my affiliation with RMHC of Central Ohio. I will practice confidential communications and I will be aware of the setting when discussing patient and family information. (This includes hallways, common areas, front desk area, and other public settings.)