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CHOC Volunteer Information Sessions

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at CHOC. We appreciate your desire to serve our patients and families.

We do not have an online application for volunteers. Rather, we ask that volunteers attend a virtual 90-minute information session to learn more about our programs. Information sessions allow our staff the opportunity to meet you and get to know you better.

Please read the CHOC volunteer program requirements before reserving a spot at one of the following information sessions. Learn more about CHOC volunteer requirements.

Information Sessions for CHOC at Orange

Adults 18+ (non-students)
Tuesday, December 6 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. – The link to sign up will be available on Tuesday, November 29 at 10:00 a.m.
Wednesday, December 14 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. – The link to sign up will be available on Wednesday, December 7 at 2:00 p.m.
In order to be considered, you must have availability to volunteer during the week Monday-Thursday between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. No evening or weekend shifts are available at this time.
Sign ups are on a first come, first served basis. Additional dates will be added soon, please continue to check back for an update.

College Students 18+ (undergrad, graduate, nursing, etc.)
Thursday, December 8 from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. – The link to sign up will be available on Thursday, December 1 at 3:00 p.m.
Wednesday, December 14 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. – The link to sign up will be available on Wednesday, December 7 at 2:00 p.m.
In order to be considered, you must have availability to volunteer during the week Monday-Thursday between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. No evening or weekend shifts are available at this time.
Sign ups are on a first come, first served basis. Additional dates will be added soon, please continue to check back for an update.

High School Students
At this time, we are unable to offer any volunteer opportunities for high school students due to the limited volunteer positions available for minors. Please continue to check back periodically for an update.

Here are some other ways for high school students to get involved:

  • CHOC offers a summer internship program for high school and college students interested in the medical field. To learn more, please visit CHOC’s Medical Intelligence and Innovation Institute page.
  • Start a donation drive to help purchase toys, supplies, and gift cards for our patients. You can visit our Child Life – Helping Our Patients page for more details and to view our Amazon wish list. A donation letter and/or receipt can be made available upon request.

The COVID-19 pandemic has created a very fluid environment, with national, state and local recommendations and guidelines changing frequently. Please keep in mind that at any given time, last minute changes may potentially occur.

Information Sessions for CHOC at Mission Hospital

Adults and College Students
We are not currently accepting volunteers for our CHOC at Mission location. If you are able to volunteer at our Orange campus, please sign up for one of our upcoming information sessions for CHOC at Orange.

High School Students
At this time, we are unable to offer any volunteer opportunities for high school students due to the limited volunteer positions available for minors. Please continue to check back periodically for an update.

Here are some other ways for high school students to get involved:

  • CHOC offers a summer internship program for high school and college students interested in the medical field. To learn more, please visit CHOC’s Medical Intelligence and Innovation Institute page.
  • Start a donation drive to help purchase toys, supplies, and gift cards for our patients. You can visit our Child Life – Helping Our Patients page for more details and to view our Amazon wish list. A donation letter and/or receipt can be made available upon request.

The COVID-19 pandemic has created a very fluid environment, with national, state and local recommendations and guidelines changing frequently. Please keep in mind that at any given time, last minute changes may potentially occur.

CHOC Pet Therapy Program

We are not currently onboarding pet therapy dogs at both CHOC @ Orange and Mission at this time. Please check back periodically for an update.

In order to be considered to join our Pet Therapy Program, you must have a dog already certified under Pet Partners. Dogs not allowed into the Pet Therapy Program at CHOC: Pit Bulls, Rottweilers, Presa Canarios, Akitas, Alaskan Malamutes, Chow Chows, Doberman Pinschers and Siberian Huskies. No exceptions.

If you have any questions or would like more information about our Pet Therapy Program, please email us at volunteers@choc.org.