We Love Our Volunteers!

A group of RMHC volunteers

Ronald McDonald House Charities® Southwest Florida programs and events are supported by 1000+ volunteers who dedicate their time, talent, knowledge, and resources to ensure we can serve families and children who need our help.

Volunteers help in many ways. They:

  • Assist families and staff at the House
  • Care for families in the Family Room at Golisano Children’s Hospital
  • Assist at our fundraising events
  • Host Wish List drives or other third-party fundraisers
  • Participate in our Family Meal Program by cooking dinner for our families
  • Prepare fresh baked goods for our families on the go
  • Help put together our brown bag lunches for families utilizing our Family Room at Golisano
  • Provide a lending ear to families who need a friend to talk to

For Volunteer Appreciation Month in April of 2019, the RMHC SWFL staff created a funny video of what our lives would be like without volunteers in the House. Little did we know we’d be in that exact dilemma under one year later because of COVID-19.

Since March 2020, our volunteer program has been suspended. It just isn’t the same without the volunteers who really become like our own family. We cannot wait for the day when we can all be together again!

If you are interested in becoming part of our family as a proud RMHC SWFL volunteer once we reopen fully, please fill out our Volunteer Application below (if you haven’t already). Our Volunteer Manager, Illeny Farese, will reach out to you.

Please note: House volunteers under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Family Room volunteers must be at least 18 years of age and complete a Lee Health Volunteer Application provided by Volunteer Manager Illeny Farese, in order to volunteer at Golisano Children’s Hospital. If you are 16 years and under and interested in supporting RMHC of Southwest Florida, please consider hosting a Wish List drive!


For more information, please call Volunteer Manager, Illeny Farese, at 239-437-0202 or email us here. Already a registered volunteer? Log in to see what opportunities we have available!


Volunteer Application


    Click link below to volunteer.