There are many rewarding opportunities on how to become involved and support Mission San Juan Capistrano. We invite you to join our Mission volunteer family and become an active volunteer working with others who are committed to preserving the Mission for future generations. There are many ways in which you can give back as a volunteer including:

  • Docents: Comprised of individuals with a strong sense of history, a passion for remembering it, and the ability to share it with others and provide field trip inspiration to thousands of fourth graders.
  • Gardening Angels: This group of volunteers can be found every Wednesday morning pruning, fertilizing, and planting to make the gardens look their best for visitors. These volunteers also support weekly garden tours.
  • The Guild: This special group of volunteers assist in the preservation of the historical and cultural heritage of the Mission and promote this landmark for future generations by fundraising and volunteering for special activities at the Mission.
  • Special Events: Volunteer at Mission events in new and fun ways serving the public.

We invite you to complete an Application and attend a Volunteer Orientation session to learn more about ways you can get involved as a volunteer.

Volunteer Application

Upcoming Volunteer Orientation Session:
Wednesday, September 11
10:30 a.m. – 12:00 noon
Soldiers Barracks

All Volunteer Orientation attendees must R.S.V.P. with Maureen McAndrews, Development and Volunteer Manager by email mmcandrews@missionsjc.com or by calling (949) 234-1322. Attendance at the Volunteer Orientation session is mandatory in order to be cleared to either serve or be trained in any capacity on the Mission grounds.

All applicants are required to undergo training and will be asked to follow our Code of Ethics policies.

Thank you in advance for considering to join the Mission family, a group of individuals committed to preserving the past for the future generations to come.


For further information regarding Volunteer Opportunities, please contact Maureen McAndrews, Development and Volunteer Manager:
Email: mmcandrews@missionsjc.com
Phone: (949) 234-1322