You can help families with sick or injured children being treated in Tucson hospitals. Our volunteers are the welcoming face of the Ronald McDonald House and the Ronald McDonald Family Room.

More than 90 volunteers currently support our charity and provide the care and comfort that gives our families a small bit of normalcy during a difficult time.


Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern Arizona is a three-star charity for Charity Navigator and platinum designation for Guidestar. We rely heavily on the community to help support our programs and services.

In fact, the RMHC of Southern Arizona qualifies for the Arizona Charitable Tax Credit, where you can receive a dollar-for-dollar credit on your State tax returns. This year the maximum amounts have increased to $800 for married couples filing jointly and $400 for those filing as single.

This credit can be taken in addition to school and foster care credits, and you can also make monthly donations that can be spread out over an entire year.

House volunteers are front-and-center in providing support for families needing to stay close to the hospital overnight. Duties include keeping the house clean and organized, but also responding to our guests when called upon. Because this is an important and sensitive responsibility, all prospective volunteers must complete and submit a volunteer application and meet with the program manager for a House tour.


Our volunteer drivers transport families to and from local hospitals Monday – Friday, with morning & afternoon shifts at 3-hour increments each. All prospective volunteers must complete and submit a volunteer application and meet with the program manager. In addition, all applicants must be over the age of 25, have a valid and current Arizona driver’s license, have current proof of automobile insurance, submit to a Department of Motor Vehicle driving record review and a background check.


The Family Room, located on the 4th floor in Banner Children’s-Diamond Children’s Medical Center, is a chance to support families inside the hospital. This room serves all pediatric inpatient families at BCDCMC. A special space near the neonatal intensive care unit, the room provides a much-needed respite for families while staying close to their child.

The volunteer’s role is crucial to maintaining the friendly, caring atmosphere of the Family Room, while upholding all Family Room and hospital policies. Given the highly sensitive environment, all prospective volunteers must complete and submit a volunteer application and meet additional hospital volunteer criteria.

For more information contact Christine LaBoy at


We all love “comfort food.” At Ronald McDonald House, the term takes on new meaning through the home-cooked meals we provide at no additional cost to our guests. Our Chef for a Day program is a satisfying, creative and fun way for a group to volunteer. Put your team’s culinary skills to the best possible use by scheduling a time to cook for our families.


You’ve never seen a house like ours!

We have four kitchens with five dishwashers, 28 bedrooms and bathrooms, seven washers and dryers and three living rooms. That’s a lot of detergent, cleaning supplies and toilet paper to keep our House operating! That’s where YOU come in. Keep us in mind as you shop for your everyday needs. Consider organizing a “wish list drive” for your school or organization. Maybe a “Laundry Bonanza” or a “Ziploc-O-Rama.” It’s a lot of fun and a great way to get more people involved to support our families.


Our pop tab-recycling program is a significant fundraising opportunity that is also fun for schools, clubs, and businesses. It’s a great way for kids to make a difference in their own community. Over $25,000 has been raised through pop tab recycling since 2011!

We recommend that you do not mail in what you collect, as it can be very expensive. Pop tabs may be dropped off at the House, 3838 N. Campbell Avenue, Building 6, between 8:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

What is Pop Tab Pandemonium   Thanks A Million Club   

 Collection Canister Labels    Making a Difference Workbook




Estate Gifts

An estate gift can become a treasured memory for you and your family while providing support for our families who are away from home. Estate gifts include bequests, charitable gift annuities, donor advised funds, charitable remainder trusts and IRA retirement funds. Please contact the President and CEO to discuss your gift.

Memorials & Special 
Occasion Gifts

Children’s charities are close to many people’s hearts. You might consider making a gift in honor of someone or to commemorate a special occasion such as a birthday or anniversary. Upon receipt of your gift, an acknowledgement can be sent to the person you have designated.

Matching Gifts

Some businesses and corporations will match charitable contributions made by their employees. This is a wonderful way to double your impact. Please check to see if your employer participates in a matching gift program.

Auto, RV, Boat Donation

Do you have a vehicle that you don’t want? Ronald McDonald House Charities will pick it up for free. The Vehicle Donation Program will take cars, trucks, boats, RVs, jet skis and trailers. Please consult your tax advisor and donate now or call toll free: 855-227-7435.