How We Are Run
The Boston Ronald McDonald House Board of Directors oversees the House. Our Board includes family members whose children or siblings received treatment for childhood cancer (or are survivors themselves), medical staff from Boston Children’s Hospital and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute’s Jimmy Fund Clinic, local McDonald’s owner/operators and vendors, and members of the community.
The Boston Ronald McDonald House is an independent, community-supported nonprofit organization. To supplement our core staff of five full-time equivalents, we have over 100 volunteers who range in age from 16 to 76! Volunteers cover daily and weekly shifts, as well as provide weekend and holiday relief for staff. Volunteers also implement special projects that can include enhancing security, cleaning carpets, securing donations to furnish the House, holding fundraisers, and making home cooked meals for families.