The AHLF has a variety of volunteer opportunities available for those who would like to donate a few hours of their time.
Discovery Center Docents
Greet visitors during public open hours and answer basic questions about the Lagoon Foundation and the Center’s programs and exhibits. This is a great way to get to know the inner workings of the Discovery Center and provide valuable assistance to the Center’s staff. Training is provided. Commitment 3-4 hours per week.
Native Plant Garden
The Discovery Center has one of the largest, most extensive California Native Plant gardens in North County and requires continuous maintenance. If you love working outdoors in a beautiful setting, you will enjoy volunteering in our garden. Working in the garden is a wonderful way to learn more about native plants and the wildlife that live there. Full training is provided. Hours flexible.
Academy for Environmental Stewardship (AES)
If you enjoy working with kids, join our team of volunteers who regularly assist during school field trips held at the Discovery Center. Volunteers assist the teachers and help coordinate logistics during school visits. Hours flexible.
Seasonal Festivals and Special Events
The Discovery Center hosts special events and seasonal Festivals throughout the year. These are generally one day events or workshops that attract hundreds of visitors. A variety of volunteers opportunities exist with these events.
The AHLF provides maintenance for the north shore trail in the outer lagoon (along the Fish Hatchery.) Volunteers are needed to walk the trail, pick up trash and fishing line and report illegal fires and graffiti. Occasionally we host work parties to maintain trails in other areas of the lagoon watershed as well. Requires some hard physical labor. Hours flexible.
If you are interested in volunteering or finding out more about these opportunities, please call the Discovery Center at (760) 804-1969 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org