Tampa Needs List

Betsy Wilkinson
(813) 254-2398, ext. 316
35 Columbia Drive,
Tampa, Florida 33606-3584   

Phone: (813) 254-2398
Fax: (813) 254-8891

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NEEDED: Daytime, weekday volunteers

Needs List

Please contact Maggie Somerville at (813) 254-2398, ext. 317
Prepare a Meal Program/Tampa
Tampa Meal Calendar (last name Tampa, password - meal)
Student Volunteer Guidelines

General House information

  • Check-in Hours 10:00 am - 8:00 pm, 7 days a week
  • Free parking is provided
  • Walking distance to Tampa General Hospital
  • Each bedroom features one full & one twin bed
  • Rooms must be slept in nightly to retain your stay
  • We suggest a $10 per night donation but no one is turned away due to inability to contribute
  • Room capacity – 4 individuals per bedroom maximum
  • Full kitchen is available for your use and features shared refrigerators and parental use refrigerators
  • Community prepared meals are frequently available
  • Free internet access
  • Breast pumps available upon request
  • Free laundry facilities
  • The House is available for your use 24 hours a day; you may come and go as you please.
  • You are responsible for cleaning your bedroom before checking out.

How do you request a room?

Families are referred to the House by hospital staff, a clinical social worker or pastoral care. In some cases, families may refer themselves.

Rooms are allocated on a first-come first-served basis. We will take your information up to 30 days in advance; however, families will need to call the House on the day of check-in to confirm availability.

If you do not have a referral, you may call the House staff directly and provide your doctor’s name and appointment date. They will confirm this information before making arrangements for your stay.

Click here to request a room via email.

General House Guidelines

For the safety and well being of our guests, volunteers and staff, you are expected to abide by the following guidelines:

  • Children under 18 must be with an adult at all times.
  • We are not able to provide babysitters due to liability issues.
  • Food and drinks are restricted to the kitchen and dining areas.
  • Smoking is not allowed anywhere inside the Ronald McDonald House. An outdoor smoking area is available.
  • Quiet hours are observed from 9 p.m. to 9 a.m. No visitors are permitted at this time.
  • Alcohol, illegal substances, firearms, and weapons are not permitted in the House or on the premises.

Please click here to view the most recent list of everyday items the Tampa house would love to have donated.

Click here to download a Volunteer application.