Volunteering at Mission Hospital

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 view these questions to ensure that you are able to fulfill the role of a volunteer at Mission Hospital.

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 send us an email to learn more about general volunteer positions. We are accepting applications for positions at both our Mission Viejo and Laguna Beach campuses.

Steps to becoming an adult volunteer

  • Complete an application
  • 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

Click here for Adult Auxiliary Application

Cope Health Scholars – college program

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

Patient Family Advisory Council

The Mission Hospital Patient Family Advisory council is a partnership of former patients, family members and hospital caregivers dedicated to continually improving the care goals of Mission Hospital. Through this collaboration, characterized by Mission’s core values, the PFAC works to create sacred care experiences. For more information on how to join the PFAC, please email us at MissionCares@stjoe.org.

Apply Online

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

Download the high school membership overview to learn more about high school volunteering and eligibility, and send us an email to learn more about current volunteer opportunities.

  • Applications are accepted annually during the first two weeks of October; the deadline is the Monday of the third week in October
  • 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 to enter the volunteer program
  • Students must be able to volunteer year round through graduation

Click here for High School Auxiliary Application

If you have questions, please send us an email.

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at the Mission Hospital Foundation. Volunteers are an integral part of helping us reach our goals. Working together as part of the Mission Hospital family, we provide the funds and services to make a difference in the lives of those in our community.

Fundraising committee volunteers

Serve on one of the Foundation's major event fundraising committees

  • Valiant Women Luncheon and Fashion Show
  • Golf Classic
  • Valiant Women THINK PINK Breast Health Wall of Honor
  • Camino Auxiliary Fashion Show and Luncheon
  • Holiday Gala

Serve on one of the fundraising support groups

  • Camino Health Center Auxiliary
  • Valiant Women

Fundraising special events

  • Assist with advance preparations for major events
  • Helping at the venue on the day of the fundraising event

For more information about volunteering with the Foundation, please contact us; call 949-364-7783 or send us an email.