Our group volunteers play a significant role in helping to create a ‘home-away-from-home’ for families.
We’ve made a number of changes to our group volunteering options – there are more options than ever so we’re sure there will be something to suit you and your group!
This option booklet includes detailed information about all the options as well as FAQs.
Family Dinners (Monday – Thursday, 3.00pm – 7.30pm)
A rewarding team volunteering experience – you’ll be cooking dinner for 100+ people – so expect a fast-paced afternoon. Your team will cook, serve dinner and clean up whilst getting to interact with families and having dinner yourselves.
Suitable for groups of 5 – 12 people. There is a cost associated as your group pays for the food ingredients.
Meals in Advance (Fridays, 9.30am – 12.30pm)
Create delicious bulk meals that will then be heated and served for a relaxed weekend dinner for the families staying at all three of our Auckland facilities. Each session will prepare meals for 200+ people. The recipes and ingredients are organized for you, so catering experience is not needed. Your team will prepare, cook and clean up – and it’s all during business hours, so a great option for corporate groups.
Suitable for groups of 5 – 15 people. There is a cost associated as your group pays for the food ingredients.
Baking (Tuesdays fortnightly 9.30am – 12.30pm and Saturdays, 2.00pm – 5.00pm)
Get a group together to help out with simple baking and cooking requirements in the kitchen. Each session will vary based on the food needs at the House on the day, but usually, this will involve baking a variety of yummy treats for the families. All recipes and ingredients are provided so all you need to do is gather your team of volunteers!
Suitable for groups of 3 – 9 people. There is no extra cost associated with this session.
Working Bee (Fridays, 10.00am – 1.00pm)
If you’re up for anything that will be helpful to the families this is the option for you. Your activity will be determined the week you volunteer based on needs in the House. From outside maintenance jobs like water blasting, to moving furniture, to sorting donated goods, and helping with fundraising event preparations.
Suitable for groups of 3 – 6 people. There is no extra cost associated with this session.
“Cook nights play an integral part of ASB’s support for Ronald McDonald House. It allows our staff to support the families staying at the house at a time of need when something as simple as a meal is taken care of for them.” – Shelley Dunmore, ASB
“North Harbour Rotary aims to make a difference in the lives of our community. Being involved with the Family Dinner Programme at Ronald McDonald House makes a difference to the families that we support and is a project where we build friendships within the club and have fun.” – Fay Freeman, North Harbour Rotary