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Volunteer Opportunities

Animal Services

We sincerely appreciate your consideration to volunteer at the Mission Viejo Animal Services Center. We value our volunteers and their commitment of their personal time, talents and service. Volunteering is a wonderful way to give back to your community.

Community Relations

The Department offers residents with a photography background the opportunity to tap their creative side by volunteering to photograph City events or projects. Other volunteers can help with the assembly of large-format graphic materials that comprise the unique décor of Mission Viejo's signature events.

Cultural Services

The Cultural Service Department is seeking enthusiastic volunteers to help with a variety of tasks at the Potocki Center for the Arts and at events throughout the year. Our volunteers have a passion for the arts and help bring creative programming to our community!


Our volunteers are amazingly generous with their time! In the last year volunteers gave 19,133 hours of time and $462,636 worth of cost savings. Volunteers are a key component of our team that makes it possible for library services to be delivered at high quality standards.

Police Services

The Senior Corps Of Retirees is comprised of a group of dedicated volunteer senior citizens working in conjunction with the Orange County Sheriff's Department, which handles the law enforcement services for the City. The volunteer program was developed and approved in 1989 by the Mission Viejo City Council. This volunteer group  performs a number of duties for the City, which allows the Sheriff's Deputies to devote the bulk of their activities to law enforcement.

Public Services

Students and residents wishing to complete community service hours for school or youth programs may contact the Public Services Departments for volunteer opportunities that benefit our community. Projects may include trash pick-up in our parks, trails and community centers, plant material installation, painting and event set-up.

Recreation & Community Services

Volunteering is a great way to give back to your community, directly help those in need, and make life in Mission Viejo better! The Recreation & Community Services Department offers a variety of program and event volunteer opportunities. Experience your community, give back, and have fun by volunteering!