Announcing Heal the Bay’s 2019 Events
We have just released our 2019 Events Calendar. In addition to our BIG monthly Heal the Bay cleanups that happen on the third Saturday of the month, we’re offering monthly Volunteer Orientations on the second Monday of the month.
Another exciting opportunity that’s new in 2019 is our weekly Sand Crab Science activity happening every Wednesday at Heal the Bay’s Santa Monica Pier Aquarium. Our Aquarium continues to offer Sea Star Feeding, Story Time and Shark activities on a weekly basis, too.
If you’re looking for light community service work, we suggest becoming a Wednesday Warrior to provide Heal the Bay with office support.
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 County.
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.
Get Started at Volunteer Orientation
We’re offering the following Volunteer Training opportunities in 2019. Sign up for a Volunteer Orientation to get started. You will then be able to register for the trainings you are interested in. It is required that you attend the Volunteer Orientation first, so please sign up before the month’s listed below so you don’t miss the Volunteer Training.
- Speakers Bureau Volunteer Training – February 2019 & July 2019
- Street Fleeting Volunteer Training – March 2019
- Beach Captain Volunteer Training – January 2019, March 2019, May 2019
- Coastal Cleanup Day Captain Volunteer Training – June 2019, July 2019, August 2019
- Marine Protected Area Watch Volunteer Training – February 2019, June 2019 and September 2019
- Aquarium Volunteer Training – March 2019, June 2019, October 2019