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

Interested in becoming a volunteer at Mission San Juan Capistrano?

Please click on the link above and complete the application. You will then be added to the waiting list. Currently we are not accepting new volunteers but hope to be able to later in the year. At that time we will send out information about next steps.

All prospective volunteers must attend this open house and required to attend training before serving on the Mission grounds. Following the open house, prospective volunteers will be required to participate in an interview with staff members as well as guest engagement training. All applicants will also be required to follow our Code of Ethics.

Thank you for your interest in joining the Mission San Juan Capistrano family of volunteers, a group of individuals committed to preserving the past for generations to come!

For questions, please contact Jessica Crossman, Education and Interpretive Progam Director:
Phone: (949) 234-1320