Jr. Auxiliary/Candystripers

Hoag's Jr. Auxiliary/Candystriper program is now full for the 2018 calendar year. Please check the website November 2018 for details on the application process for 2019.

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.


  • 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