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Volunteering at the Mission

Thank you so much for your interest in volunteering at Orange County Rescue Mission! If you have any questions about volunteer opportunities, please email volunteers@rescuemission.org.

If you are ready to start our volunteer onboarding process, please complete the steps below:

  • Everyone wishing to volunteer will need to fill out the volunteer application below.
  • Anyone under the age of 16 will need to volunteer with an adult (parent/guardian/chaperone/etc.).
  • All adult volunteers will need to complete a background check. Once you’ve submitted the application, you will be emailed a link from Sterling Volunteers to complete a background check.
    • The background check will require a one-time $19 fee (international background checks or previous residency in certain states and/or counties may require additional fees).
    • The link will expire in three days. Please complete the background check before it expires, or if necessary please email volunteers@rescuemission.org for a new link.
  • Once the background check is completed and approved, you will be prompted to sign our individual volunteer waiver digitally. Please email volunteers@rescuemission.org for a copy of our individual waiver if you are unable to sign the waiver digitally.
  • All minors will need to sign our individual volunteer waiver which will also need to be signed by a parent/guardian. Please email volunteers@rescuemission.org to receive a copy of the waiver.
  • We will then be able to schedule your volunteer shift(s) and have you fill out any additional forms as necessary!
  • If you have not yet visited Orange County Rescue Mission, we highly encourage that you take a tour before you begin volunteering! Please email volunteers@rescuemission.org if you would like to schedule a tour.
    • Tours are typically scheduled for Monday – Friday, from 9:00am – 4:00pm. Please reach out if you would like to hear our upcoming tour schedule.

Orange County Rescue Mission Volunteer Application

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We look forward to hearing from you!