Doheny State Beach Info
|IMPORTANT NOTE: There will be no summer volunteer program at Doheny State Beach this summer (2009) due to the indefinite closure of the Visitor's Center. Our goal is to continue the volunteer program next summer (2010) providing the Visitor's Center is reopened by then. Please contact us in the Spring of 2010 at (949) 496-2704 to check the status at that time. Thank you for your interest in supporting the California State Parks. Our incredible volunteers are a valuable resource, especially during these challenging budgetary times. Be aware there are opportunities throughout the year for one-day volunteer projects and you can check our Events Page for additional information.
In an effort to try to keep The Doheny State Beach Interpretive
Center open seven days a week, there is always a need for qualified
volunteers. With many varied duties, this is an exciting and
Volunteer duties include meeting and greeting the public,
interpreting marine life, assisting customers in the gift shop
and working the cash register. In addition, you may be asked to
assist with aquarium maintenance and other housekeeping chores.
To volunteer or obtain more information, call (949) 496-2704 and
leave a voicemail message on our volunteer hot line.
SUMMER VOLUNTEER PROGRAM FOR JUNIOR AND SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
This volunteer position will host visitors at the Doheny State Beach
Interpretive Center. The program is designed for 12 to 16 year olds.
Summer volunteers are expected to volunteer for one four-hour shift each
week of the summer.
Shifts are from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. to
5:30 p.m. Every other week volunteers are assigned a Saturday or
Sunday - our busiest days.
A volunteer planning vacation time may make arrangements with
another volunteer to substitute during the vacation absence. There
are also opportunities to volunteer for the Junior Ranger program
each weekday morning with one of Doheny's Park Rangers.
The duties for the summer volunteer program are the same
as those described above for general volunteers.
- During the summer several ocean orientated field trips may be
earned by a volunteer. In the past, field trips have included
places like Sea World, the Aquarium of the Pacific, and snorkeling at
- Volunteers will be given a tee shirt and name badge.
- Your volunteer hours will be totaled, and you will be give
a letter which can be used for future jobs and positions requiring
- In addition, your family will have free beach parking all
summer at Doheny when you are in the car.
To obtain an application leave a voicemail message at (949) 496-2704.
Interviews will be scheduled and training will be provided to
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First two weeks in May
First three Saturdays in June in the early evening
First day school is out
Day before school starts
Last week of July
Last week of August
In addition to the summer volunteer program, the
volunteer position of Campground Host is an important part
of the Doheny State Beach Visitor Center. Campground Hosts
greet the public, provide general information, and
help operate the gift store. During the summer, duties
also include helping to train and oversee summer
In addition to performing assigned duties, the
park staff is interested in any special experience,
skills or talents Campground Hosts might want to contribute
to the daily operation of the Visitor Center.
Full hookup sites are available for Campground Hosts in
the campground. Sites are assigned on a first-come,
first-served basis. Phone service is not available.
Please print out, complete and return the Campground
Host Application to:
Camphost Volunteer Coordinator
Doheny State Beach
25300 Dana Point Harbor Drive
Dana Point, CA 92629
Phone: (949) 496-2704
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