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Important Information


Thank you for your inquiry to volunteer at Ronald McDonald House South Island. Unfortunately, in response to Covid-19, we are not currently taking on new volunteers.

The health and safety of the families who stay with us, volunteers, and all those working in this space is paramount to us and as Covid-19 continues to be a concern within our communities and across the world, we feel this is the right decision to make at this time.

If you would like to still offer your services, please fill in the form below and we will be in touch with you again when the situation has changed.

Thank you for your offer of support during this time.


Volunteers are the backbone of Ronald McDonald House South Island and we simply couldn’t provide our services without them. If you have time to generously give, we can always use your help. Our volunteers tell us that gifting their time is hugely rewarding.

“Gay and Robyn our ‘Tuesday Chicks’ are a huge part of the Ronald McDonald House South Island family. From wrapping presents for newborn babies, collecting for the Annual Appeal to lending an ear or shoulder to cry on, these ladies go above and beyond. “We love volunteering here,” says Robyn. “Not only do you feel like you’re making a difference, but we feel part of the team.”

Join the Team – General Volunteering

Our volunteers are part of our family and so we make sure each and every one is giving their time in the most valuable way by providing lots of ways to help, including:

  • Administration and Fundraising support
  • Housekeeping
  • Baking
  • Event volunteering and support
If you are interested in volunteering, please complete the following form and a member of our team will get back to you within 48 hours. Please also complete this Ministry of Justice Request for Criminal Conviction History Form 

And post to:

Ronald McDonald House South Island

PO Box 1463

Christchurch 8140

Or drop off at Our Christchurch House Reception, 33 Cashel Street, Christchurch Central, Christchurch.
Corporate / Community Group Volunteering
If you are a corporate or community group and want to take part in the Family Dinner Programme, click here. If you are a group who would like to volunteer at the Christchurch House or Ronald McDonald Family Room, Southland Hospital, please contact Jemma.

Volunteer for us

  • Please provide your correct postal address
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  • Character References

    We require two character references as part of our Volunteer Enrolment Procedure. These people are not to be family members. Our preference would be that you choose past or present employers if possible.
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