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Coastal Discovery Center Docent

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Volunteers are an integral part of the interpretation of the natural and cultural resources of California State Parks and the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. Through educating the public, volunteers add a depth of understanding and appreciation for the area, as well as instill a sense of respect and stewardship for the protected areas on land and at sea.


  • Share knowledge of exhibit content, natural and cultural history, and local area attractions.
  • Greet visitors and interpret exhibits.
  • Present interpretive programs to the public and to school groups at the Center, on the pier, or at the beach.
  • Participate in outreach activities throughout San Luis Obispo County.
  • Lead interpretive walks and talks within Hearst San Simeon State Park.
  • Commit to at least two 3.5-hour shifts monthly.

Skills and Qualifications

  • Feel at ease working with the public.
  • Be friendly, courteous and possess good communication skills.
  • Possess a willingness to learn and share knowledge of the California State Park and Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary resources with visitors.


A three-day training session will be provided at the Coastal Discovery Center on May 13th, 20th, and 27th. 

If you are unavailable on those dates, you can set up additional individual or group sessions with the Docent Coordinator:

For more information, contact Robyn Chase

(805) 286-0856 or


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