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Aquarium Volunteer Training
November 6, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Join Heal the Bay’s fin-tastic Aquarium Volunteer Team!
Our Aquarium volunteers spread educational awareness to schools, organizations and families about our local marine life, the causes and consequences of ocean pollution, and what everyone can do to help.
Attend a general training to learn about the history and volunteer opportunities at the Aquarium. Then, volunteers choose to take part in one or multiple of the following departments, where the manager of that department will lead a training that is specific to that program (Public Programs, Education, Aquarist). Please note that volunteers are not limited to volunteering in just one department.
All are welcome to attend Aquarium Volunteer Training. Please note that Aquarium Volunteers must…
- be 14 years or older
- attend a Volunteer Orientation*
- commit to a weekly schedule for a minimum of 3 months
If you are 18 years or older, you must complete a background check and pay a processing fee. Please contact us if there are any questions or concerns about this.
*For this training session (11/6) we are allowing individuals to attend even if they have NOT attended Volunteer Orientation prior.
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Wanna roll up your sleeves and become a Heal the Bay Volunteer? We have five distinct volunteer programs that we offer. Each program has a specific training associated with it, as well as its own volunteer roles. Aquarium – Aquarium volunteers work at our Santa Monica Pier Aquarium. They support various public programs from interpreting at touch tanks to ensuring the success of private events. They also attend outreach events and represent Heal the Bay all over Los Angeles. Beach – Beach Captain volunteers support our large Nothin’ But Sand beach cleanups that occur every third Saturday of the month. They are also involved in other beach programs like Suits on the Sand, and have the opportunity to attend Coastal Cleanup Day Site Captain training. Outreach – These volunteers take Heal the Bay knowledge all over Los Angeles. Speakers Bureau volunteers present in classrooms, in business meetings, at beach cleanups, festivals and more. Community Science – MPA Watch Volunteers survey marine protected areas (MPAs) in Malibu and Palos Verdes. They monitor, collect data, and get to walk along some of California’s most stunning beaches. Youth – Middle and high school students register their school club with Club Heal the Bay to be part of a larger environmental advocacy community. In return, clubs receive recognition and rewards for their civic action projects. To get started as a Heal the Bay volunteer, attend a Volunteer Orientation.
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