Group Volunteering Programs

A unique opportunity to support the lives of families with a seriously ill or injured child. 


Since 1986, Ronald McDonald House Charities Victoria & Tasmania has been supporting seriously ill children and their families. As a charitable organisation, it’s the contributions of individuals, corporate, and community groups that ensure families have a warm and welcoming place to stay when they need it most.

Why not grab your team, visit one of our Ronald McDonald Houses and help our families through a touhg journey by signing up to one of our unique team-bonding programs?  


1. Get your team together, choose an activity, pick a date and pay the contribution fee!

We are a not for profit organisation that relies solely on donations and community support. As financial support is vital for us to continue to provide this support, a donation is required to secure your spot in our group volunteering program.

  • Ronald McDonald House Monash - $600
  • Ronald McDonald House Parkville - $1100
  • Ronald McDonald House North Fitzroy - $800
  • Ronald McDonald House Hobart - $300

Cost is per visit and for cooking experiences this amount does not cover the cost of food

2. You and your team members must complete our health and wellness check prior to the event

Due to social distancing requirements we can accommodate the following number of participants at each of the houses:

  • Ronald McDonald House Monash – 6 participants
  • Ronald McDonald House Parkville – 8 participants
  • Ronald McDonald House North Fitzroy – 8 Participants
  • Ronald McDonald House Hobart – 6 Participants

By participating in one of our programs, you will deliver better staff engagement and have a positive impact on the local community!


Our Meals from the Heart Program is a wonderful initiative which not only provides our families with delicious and nutritious meals and a night off from dinner preparation, but it is also a fantastic corporate staff engagement program. Your team will come up with the menu and purchase the fresh ingredients. You will then visit the House to prepare the meal and sit down and enjoy dinner with the families staying with us.

Time: 3.30pm – 8pm approx. 

Days: Tuesday and Thursday 

What can you cook?

Create your own menu inspired from local or international selections. 

Who can participate?

Corporate teams, clubs and groups of all kinds. 


Baking with Love gives our families a lovely home baked treat to brighten their day. Teams prepare the recipes, shop for the ingredients and bake up a range of sweet and savoury treats together, before packaging them up for families to enjoy.

Time: 10am-2pm 

Days: Fridays

What can you bake?

Step into the kitchen and bake favoutites such as cupcakes, brownies, cookies and more! 

Who can participate?

Corporate teams, clubs and groups of all kinds. 


A Working Bee may involve housekeeping duties such as general cleaning and maintenance tasks, assembly of furniture, organisation/ redecoration of spaces, or any other tasks we need assistance with. The team will also prepare lunch for families and and share this meal while getting to know our guests.

Time: 10am-2pm 

Days: Fridays

Who can participate?

Corporates, clubs and groups of all kinds. 


Made with Love frozen meals ensures our families have access to healthy, home cooked meals when they need it most. Teams will cook a range of meals, then package and label before placing in the freezer for families to access when they return home from the hospital, at any time of day or night.

Time: 10am – 2pm

Days: Fridays

What can you cook?

Pick your favourites and cook a range of meals inspired from local or international selections. 

Who can participate?

Corporate teams, clubs and groups of all kinds. 

For more information about our programs or to make a booking, please contact our Corporate Partnerships Coordinator,

What past participants say...


We are so grateful to be able to volunteer again, we cooked up a storm, filled the freezers with delicious food and had some fun along the way. Our volunteering dates at Parkville are always very popular and book out quickly so we already have our next groups of DON volunteers lined up to top up the freezers again!- Helen Shaw, Dons Smallgoods

Ronald McDonald House Charities Victoria & Tasmania 

Since we opened our very first Ronald McDonald House in Victoria in 1986, our Chapter has expanded to provide essential services in Melbourne, regional Victoria and Hobart. We have supported sick children and their families for over 30 years. Through our accommodation and support services, we strive to keep families together when life gets turned upside down due to a child’s illness. Our Ronald McDonald Houses and Programs are run by a tirelessly hard-working team of staff and volunteers, aided by the generous support of our donors, sponsors and corporate partners.

Connect with us

Ronald McDonald House Charities Victoria & Tasmania

PO Box 94 Parkville, Victoria 3052
(03) 9966 8400