Cabrillo Marine Aquarium

Volunteer Programs


Summer Docent Application Deadline!

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Cabrillo Marine Aquarium's Summer Docent Program is fun and interactive introduction to Southern California marine life. During the four-week session, participants will develops skills in presenting information and interacting with the public, which are the foundation of informal education, as well as excellent tools to be used throughout life, no matter your career choice.

This program is open to students entering Grades 7 to 12 in the fall of 2021. We are currently planning for these programs to be 100% virtual; however we will stay flexible with the hope that we may be able to add in some optional, safe, on-site activities. Training and activities relating to Southern California tidepools, beaches, kelp forest, islands, open ocean and touring techniques are included.

For more details about the program, including dates, application, and fees (and waivers), click here

• Friday, April 23, 2021 • 4:00 PM

Opportunities are offered to help students fulfill academic service hour requirements and to help us fulfill our mission to educate the public about our local Southern California marine environment. For more information on community service or service-learning requirements, please click here.

Per City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks policy we may not provide opportunities for individuals who are court referred. Contact the Volunteer Center, South Bay/Harbor/Long Beach at 310-212-5009 for court referred assignments.

Once accepted into our program, volunteers are registered with the City of Los Angeles. Volunteers, 14 years and older, must be fingerprinted. All volunteers under 18 years of age must have parent/legal guardian permission to volunteer.  Name badges are provided and t-shirts are available for purchase. Volunteers are encouraged to become a member of our support organization, FRIENDS of Cabrillo Marine Aquarium.
View our complete list of volunteer opportunities.