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Become a Virtual Volunteer

Make a difference in the families who walk through our doors

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Ronald McDonald House New Orleans is temporarily restructuring our Volunteer Program so that we can continue to keep our families, volunteers, and staff safe during these uncertain times. The following are Virtual Volunteer Opportunities that all volunteers are welcome to participate in either individually or with a group. For more information, questions and drop offs, please contact our Family Services and Programs Manager at robin.alexander@rmhc-sla.org

Social Media

Help promote Round-Up for RMHC! (Every time someone visits a local McDonald’s restaurant, they can help support our families by asking to Round-Up for RMHC when they place their order on the kiosk or with a crew member at the counter or drive-thru.)

Post three Round-Up promotional photos on your personal social media platforms. 1 Volunteer Hour

Please email our Community Engagement Manager at jodi.lafranca@rmhc-sla.org for Round-Up photos and captions.

Laundry Kits

Donate 15 laundry kits: two detergent pods, two dryer sheets in each kit.

2 Volunteer Hours

Welcome Blankets

Make 2 no-sew blankets. See Welcome Blanket information sheet for instructions.

3 volunteer hours

Love Notes

Send four email messages of love and support to:

We will share with families staying at the House.

(Only your messages will be shared; your email address will remain confidential.)

1 volunteer hour

Goody bags

Prepare 10 goody bags for families. Please fill bags with only new and store-bought items. Here are some ideas of what to include:

Dads: bandana, word search, pen, water bottle
Moms: lotion, journal, pen, crossword, coffee mug
Teens: lip balm, craft or activity, water bottle
Kids: colored pencils, coloring book, small game or activity

3 volunteer hours

Create Meal Kits for our Families

Create either Grab-and-Go meal kits for families to enjoy during their stay or Welcome Home meal kits for families to take with them after they leave.