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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

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 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 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 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 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!