Volunteer Opportunities

Auxiliary Volunteers

The Auxiliary of Mission Hospital, a nonprofit charity organization, supports Mission Hospital by being the main source of volunteer support with many volunteer positions that provide service and support to patients, visitors and staff, but does not do direct patient care.

We sincerely appreciate your consideration to volunteer at Mission Hospital. We value our volunteers and their commitment of their time, talent and service. Volunteering at Mission Hospital is a wonderful way to give back to your community.

Before You Apply to Become an Auxiliary Volunteer

Before you apply to become a volunteer, please click here to view several questions to ensure that you are able to fulfill the role of a volunteer at Mission Hospital.

Adult Volunteers

If you feel your volunteer desires align with the Auxiliary of Mission Hospital and you are dedicated to putting the needs of our patients and their families first, please continue the application process by clicking here to review general volunteer positions. We are accepting application for positions at both our Mission Viejo and Laguna Beach campuses. If you are a college student, please review the COPE Health Scholar program below.

Steps to Becoming an Adult Volunteer

  • Click here to download and complete an application. Please email completed applications and or questions to mission.auxiliary@stjoe.org.
  • Wait for application approval and telephone interview.
  • Attend a personal interview.
  • Begin TB testing and other medical testing as required.
  • Pass criminal background check.
  • Acquire hospital identification badge.
  • Acquire hospital parking pass.
  • Attend volunteer orientation.
  • Participate in training specific to your volunteer position.
  • Volunteer four hours per week for a minimum of one year.

High School Volunteers

Support the Hour-A-Thon Fundraiser

High School students interested in volunteer opportunities at either the Mission Viejo or Laguna Beach campus must be actively attending a local high school.

Eligibility requirements for High School Volunteers include:

  • Applications are accepted annually between October 1 – 14 (see application link for more details)
  • Students must reside (live) within the Capistrano Unified School District, Laguna Beach Unified School District or Saddleback Valley Unified School District
  • Students must be in their freshman or sophomore year of high school
  • Students must be at least 15 years of age or a junior (15 years of age or younger) to enter the volunteer program

For a list of High School Volunteer positions, click here.

To learn more about high school volunteering eligibility, click here.

For instructions to apply and to download a High School membership application, click here.

For other suggestions for volunteer opportunities with non-profit organizations, click here.

If you have questions, please contact the Mission Hospital Auxiliary at mission.auxiliary@stjoe.org.

Cope Health Scholars – College Program

College students interested in volunteering in the health care field, please visit www.copehealthscholars.org, which offers hands-on experience working with physicians, nurses and other health care professionals