Museum seeks volunteers


The San Diego Natural History Museum is now recruiting volunteers to serve as docents, canyoneers and museum whalers. Training in the natural history of San Diego starts in September.

These volunteers will bring the museum’s message to school groups, the general public and passengers onboard the Hornblower Whale & Dolphin Watching cruises. Each year, the museum trains new volunteers through a combination of lectures, field trips and practice sessions.

Janet Morris, director of volunteer and intern services said: “These volunteer programs reach more than 70,000 people a year. The docents bring the museum to the schools and provide classes in the museum; the canyoneers lead free public hikes throughout the San Diego region; and the museum whalers educate whale-watching passengers on the wildlife of the San Diego coast.

Each opportunity is unique and the training is specific to the skills required.”

To apply, go to

, choose the donate menu and then volunteers.

Complete an online application and receive an invitation to an upcoming orientation on June 4, 10 and 30; July 22; or Aug. 6 and 26.

For additional information, contact Morris at (619) 255-0245.