Mission San Juan Capistrano’s Guild, was founded March of 1993. 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. During the past twenty-five years, the Guild has provided countless hours of volunteering on behalf of Mission San Juan Capistrano.

The Guild’s crowning achievement was the publication of a beautiful, prize winning cookbook in 2007 (Tabasco National Winner, Community Cookbook Award). The sale of the book through the ensuing years has generated over $300,000 for preservation. Requests for the book (which has been out of print for a few months) have provided an impetus for us to step up our fundraising efforts in order to finance another edition of The Bells are Ringing – A Call to Table, which hopefully will be available by year end.

The Guild was founded in March 1993.  At present we have 41 members.  We meet monthly on the third Wednesday. The Guild engages in various fundraising events September through December and February through June. In March we host our annual Membership Tea in the Soldier’s Barracks on the Mission Grounds. During July and August, members continue their volunteer work at the Mission’s popular Music Under The Stars series of concerts and other events.

View schedule of upcoming Guild events

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 and invited to attend the Prospective Volunteer Open House to be held on July 30, 2020.

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 Maureen McAndrews, Development and Volunteer Manager:
Email: mmcandrews@missionsjc.com
Phone: (949) 234-1322