Docents needed for beach programs

Apr 13, 2018
Courtesy of: Bob Sears Beach docent work with ranger-naturalists to monitor the marine touch tank.

Want to spend the summer at the beach?

The city of Edmonds is accepting applications for its 2018 Volunteer Beach Docent program. Beach docents work side-by-side with ranger-naturalists to educate the public about the Edmonds Marine Sanctuary during the summer.

No experience is necessary. Training will be provided.

Volunteers typically work two- to three-hour shifts Memorial Day through Labor Day at the Olympic Beach Visitor Station at the base of the Edmonds Fishing Pier.

During their time at the station, docents help monitor the 75-gallon marine touch tank – which houses a variety of animals from Puget Sound – distribute brochures and answer questions from people visiting the station.

Docents may also help rangers with low-tide beach walks and special events.

This position is suitable for anyone age 16 and older, and applications are due June 7. An orientation meeting will be held at the Frances Anderson Center at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 20. Hands-on training will be provided at the Olympic Beach Visitor Station from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. either Saturday, June 23, or Sunday, June 24.

For more information or to request an application, contact jennifer.leach@edmondswa.gov or call 425-771-0227.

 

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