Get Started

We are delighted that you're interested in volunteering at Mission! We do have a few requirements that must be met before you can become a volunteer.

To volunteer at Mission, you must:

  • Be 18 years of age or older, with the exception of Junior Volunteers, who must be 14 or older.
  • Commit to 70 hours or four months of volunteer service.
  • Undergo successful verification of references and a criminal background check.
  • Complete the "Steps to Become an Adult/College Volunteer" as outlined below.

Steps to Become an Adult/College Volunteer

STEP 1 - Complete and submit a volunteer application, which includes a Criminal Background Check Consent Form and a Vaccine Questionnaire.

Influenza Vaccinations are mandatory for all volunteers and can be obtained at Staff Health free of charge. If you received an influenza vaccination from another provider, please include a record of the vaccination with your application packet. 

Please submit the application in its entirety to:

Mission Hospital
Volunteer Services
509 Biltmore Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801
Fax: (828) 213-1054

Step 2 - Attend an adult volunteer orientation session to learn about the role of volunteers at Mission and to meet volunteer educational and safety requirements.

Step 3 - Attend an interview session with a Mission Volunteer Services staff member who will contact you once your application and references have been received. This interview gives us the opportunity to get to know you so that we can find the best placement to benefit both you and the hospital.

Step 4 - Complete required TB testing. This testing is offered free of charge at Staff Health.

Step 5 - Attend department-specific training for your volunteer position.

If you have any questions about this application process, please don't hesitate to get in touch with us. One of our staff members will be happy to help. Once you have completed all of the above steps, you'll be ready to start volunteering!

Junior Volunteers

Mission understands how valuable volunteering can be to the growth and personal development of young people. That's why we offer volunteer opportunities for students between the ages of 14 and 18 through our Junior Volunteer Summer and School Year Programs. For more information, please contact our Volunteer Specialist at (828) 213-1055.