Volunteer Program

The City of San Juan Capistrano welcomes and invites volunteers to assist in providing a variety of services and programs to its citizens. The City's volunteer program provides a broad source of expertise, talent, and manpower for City programs, as well as an opportunity for citizens to participate in their local government. Volunteers may provide assistance with:

  • Special events
  • Gardening
  • Recreation (arts and crafts, child development)
  • Administrative
  • Safety services
  • Much more

To participate in the City's volunteer program, please complete a volunteer application below and submit to the Human Resources Department located at City Hall.

For questions regarding the application process, please contact Human Resources.

The City is continually accepting applications for a variety of programs, as well as for creating a pool of volunteers that are available to provide services as the need arises.

Volunteer Opportunities


ASAP Community Volunteers

  • Downtown ambassadors dedicated to enhancing the San Juan Capistrano experience for residents and visitors. Please see the group's dedicated webpage to learn more about volunteer assignments

Administrative Assignments

  • Assignments range from greeting guests, answering phones, filing, and data entry at various departments throughout the City

Community Services

Senior Club Programs

  • Assignments include greeting guests, answering phones, and other administrative duties for the senior club office located at the Community Center

Safety & Emergency Services

Please access the City's Emergency Preparedness page for information on the City's Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), Large Animal Response Team (LART) and Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Services (RACES).

Application & Forms