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Volunteer Orientation

August 9 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

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One event on October 11, 2021 at 6:30 pm

Learn how to protect our environment, advocate for clean water, reduce plastic pollution, and take climate action!

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Come learn about our great volunteer programs, additional ways to help the environment, and be the first to know when we schedule our program specific trainings.

Must Haves

  • Must be 14 or older to attend (if younger, please contact us).
  • Must commit to a minimum of three months of service.
  • Must attend a Volunteer Orientation first before attending any Heal the Bay volunteer trainings.

Benefits of Volunteering with Heal the Bay

  • Join a dedicated community that engages in local environmental issues.
  • Build professional and personal skills.
  • Become a confident advocate for the environment.
  • Access to exclusive Heal the Bay volunteer events.

FAQs

What are Heal the Bay’s volunteer programs?

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 Heal the Bay Aquarium. They interpret at touch tanks, ensure the success of private events, support animal operations, and facilitate field trips.
  • 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 SoCal. 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.

Do any programs require background checks?

Yes, all programs require their volunteers to complete a Live Scan and pay a processing fee.

Do all Heal the Bay volunteer opportunities require me to attend a Volunteer Orientation?

Nope! We have standalone volunteer opportunities that require no previous training or background checks. These are opportunities that you can start right away.

I am part of a group, school, or company that wants to get involved. Are there any specific opportunities for me?

Yes! We have several Groups & School, and Company opportunities. Check out the links below:

Groups & Schools

Companies

I have more questions!

Great! Please contact us at info@healthebay.org

Details

Date:
August 9
Time:
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Event Category:
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Heal the Bay’s Calendar features Aquarium, Beach, Outreach, Community Science and Youth events in Los Angeles County.

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Interested in doing a private beach cleanup? Check out our Suits on the Sand and Adopt-A-Beach experiences.

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 Heal the Bay Aquarium under the Santa Monica Pier. 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 cleanup volunteers support our Adopt-A-Beach and Coastal Cleanup Day programs. Our Beach Captain volunteers support Nothin’ But Sand public beach cleanups and Suits on the Sand private cleanups, 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 both virtually and in-person in classrooms, 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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