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Mercy House is looking for community volunteers, schools, clubs, businesses, individuals, and groups to share their special talents and skills.

If you are interested in volunteering, the first step is to connect with our Volunteer Team to discuss your interests and time availability. In addition, you will be asked to provide general background information including paid or volunteer experience and any training you have completed. We will review your area of interest and will coordinate an assignment for you to fit your schedule. Click the button below to start.


Shelter Meal Provider

Join us by donating to provide a meal at one of our Emergency Shelters. We operate shelters in Anaheim, Orange, Santa Ana, and Costa Mesa and are looking for volunteers to come out and provide and serve dinner. Dinner is served daily at our shelters at either 6–6:30pm depending on the shelter, and arrival time is 20 minutes in advance to set up.

— We ask that you provide a protein, starch, and vegetable enough for every client to have (shelter sizes vary)
— Must either have dinner catered or be prepared off-site in a commercial kitchen with the oversight of someone who has a valid Food Handler’s card
— Must complete application that acknowledges you will adhere to proper food safety regulations
— Willing to allow us to run a background check if you plan on staying to serve dinner


Essential Items

We are in need of many different items for our emergency shelter. To learn about our current needs or set up a donation drop off, please email us at

— Masks & Protective Gear
— Hygiene Items
— New Clothing Items
— Home Essentials
— Books and Coloring Books


Mercy House offers college credit, unpaid internships, year-round. We are looking for exceptional college students from various multi-discipline majors who have a desire to have the first-hand experience in their related field of study in a professional environment.

Internship Opportunities
Location: Orange County
Hours: available for 10-20 hour internships
Availability: Weekdays from 10am – 5pm
Types: Psychology, Social Work, Business, Graphic Design

General Requirements
— Must be enrolled in an accredited college or university
— Open to undergrad and graduate students
— Must pass a Live Scan

To Apply
Email and include:
1. Cover letter and resume
2. The internship you’re interested in
3. The quarter/semester you’re applying for
4. Your availability
5. Any requirements or accommodations from your school 

Mercy House is an equal opportunity employer and we encourage women, minorities, persons with disabilities and veterans to apply.

Questions? Contact Us.