Los Serenos de Point Vicente Junior Docent Program
Palos Verdes homes owners whose high school students are interested in joining a wonderful volunteer program, can check out the Junior Docent Program for one of the largest community service programs in the area.
The Los Serenos de Point Vicente Junior docent program is open to Peninsula, Palos Verdes and Chadwick high school students. The program was implemented to help support the educational and support activities of Los Serenos which include greeting visitors at the Point Vicente Interpretive Center, guide museum tours, lead public hikes, whale wagon duty, and special events. High school students participating in these community service opportunities learn about protecting our natural environment while experiencing giving to our local area.
The program includes an average of three hours once a week for eight weeks of training classes and 36 hours of annual commitment. You must be able to volunteer at least 3 to 4 hours a month, be interested in learning new skills and enjoy working with children and adults. It includes field trips to the tide pools at Abalone Cove, opportunities for public speaking and a chance to work with the staff and volunteers of the Junior Docent Nature Series.
Requirements for becoming a docent include a recommendation from a school teacher or counselor, an interview process, and a completed training program. There is also a small fee for class materials at the start of the program.
If you are interested in becoming a Junior Docent click here for more information and application instructions.
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