General Information

  • Volunteer Opportunities / Responsibilities: Our regularly scheduled volunteers ensure that the Houses run smoothly by greeting families, answering phones, and helping to keep the Houses clean, organized, and welcoming.

    Group opportunities include cooking a meal for the families, baking, filling snack bags, doing light housekeeping or yard work, decorating for holidays, or coordinating a wish list drive or a third-party fundraiser.

    We also recruit regular volunteers for our Ronald McDonald Family Room programs at Children's National Medical Center and at Inova Children's Hospital.

    About our Young Professionals Red Shoe Society:

    The Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Washington, DC Red Shoe Society allows young professionals to give back to the community, meet new people and have a great time while doing it. Our Red Shoe Society provides fundraising and volunteering opportunities for the house as well as the opportunity to connect with other young professionals, businesses and community leaders. For more information, please contact Julie Lowe at or check us out online:

    Finally for information on how to volunteer at our annual Red Shoe 5K Run & Walk. please visit:
  • Types of Volunteers Needed: individual/adult; individual/college; adult groups of less than 5; adult groups of 6 or more, including corporate teams
  • Hours Needed: business hours during the week; evenings during the week; daytime on the weekend