Jr. Auxiliary/Candystripers

Hoag's Jr. Auxiliary/Candystriper program is now full for the 2016-2017 school year. Please contact us on September 1, 2017, if you are interested in applying for the 2017-2018 school year.

Hoag's Jr. Auxiliary/Candystriper Volunteer Program consists of 150 local high school students between the ages of 15-18 who volunteer their time to assist patients, staff and the hospital. Similiar to other hospitals, our high school program only takes applications once a year.

  • First, please read requirements below. If you meet the requirements and are interested in applying, please follow the steps outlined below.
  • Beginning September 1st at 12:01 a.m., calls and voicemails for the school year will be accepted from interested students at the Auxiliary Office, 949-764-8264. The following information needs to be provided: student’s full name, age, school, grade, graduation year, email and phone number. If you leave a voice mail, please speak clearly. Phone numbers are required.
  • Prospective applicants who qualify after a phone screen will be sent an application via email. Applications must be completed and submitted as instructed in order for the application process to be considered complete.
  • Hoag will only accept the first 60 applications each school year.
  • Details will be confirmed with each individual applicant. Candystripers do not all begin at the same time, and will be periodically added to the program throughout the school year as openings become available.
  • With further questions, please call 949-764-8264.


  • Freshman, Sophomores or Juniors between the ages of 15-18 (Sorry, no Seniors)
  • Live within a reasonable commuting distance of the hospital
  • Caring, friendly and cheerful attitude
  • Demonstration of responsible and professional behavior
  • Ability to honor confidentiality laws, and infection control and safety regulations
  • Attendance at monthly meetings at Hoag Hospital Newport Beach
  • Annual health screening questionnaire/TB testing
  • Annual flu vaccine (or wear a mask during flu season if you choose to decline the vaccine)
  • Background check (as appropriate)
  • Attendance at the new volunteer orientation & annual training meetings
  • Commitment of one year of service (We do not have a "short term" or "summer program")
  • Commitment to volunteer at least 9 hours per month (3 hour shifts)
  • Must be able to volunteer weekdays and weekends. (We cannot promise only weekends.)
  • Must be able to volunteer at both the Newport Beach and Irvine hospitals. (Depends on the volunteer openings at each hospital.)

Benefits of Volunteering

  • The good feeling of helping others
  • Learn about the ​hospital and medical professions
  • Gain skills and confidence
  • School credit for community service

Duties May Include

  • Transport/escorting patients
  • Running errands
  • Service in patient care and non-patient care hospital areas
  • Special events