• The tidepools of Cabrillo National Monument

    Cabrillo

    National Monument California

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  • Cabrillo National Monument Theater Closed on Selected Dates

    Due to National Park Service alternate uses, the Cabrillo National Monument theater will be closed to the public on the following dates: September 20, September 27, October 28 - 29, November 6, 2014. We are sorry for the inconvenience.

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Volunteers Honored with National Award

Cabrillo National Monument Receives the Hartzog Park Volunteer Program Award

San Diego, CA- In a special ceremony held in Washington DC on June 25, 2014, the volunteer program at Cabrillo National Monument (NM) received the prestigious George and Helen Hartzog Award for Outstanding Volunteer Service of 2013. Each year the National Park Service recognizes exceptional efforts in volunteer management and service. Cabrillo was selected out of 401 national parks across the country for this high honor.

Under the leadership of Park Ranger Tavio del Rio, the park’s volunteer program has more than doubled since 2010. Last year, nearly 400 VIPs (Volunteers-In-Parks) logged almost 12,000 hours of service. The influx of new volunteers has bolstered existing programs and allowed the park to provide new opportunities.

 

Volunteer Recruitment Meeting, TBD

Have you ever had an office with the greatest view of San Diego?

As a volunteer at Cabrillo National Monument you can tell all your friends that you do! Cabrillo National Monument hosts a Volunteer Recruitment every few months and is looking for interested individuals to work with Rangers on conservation projects and educational programming. Volunteering at Cabrillo is a fun way to gain professional experiences, meet new people, provide assistance in research studies, learn new skills, get out of the house and support the only National Park Service Unit in San Diego.

From the sophomoric student to the retired professional, Cabrillo National Monument has a volunteer opportunity for everyone. The Monument seeks your help in protecting and educating our rich cultural and natural resources to the Public. Our Recruitment introduces you to the Volunteer-In-Parks program, work assignments at Cabrillo National Monument and the appropriate training that is helpful in enhancing your volunteer experience. This two hour session begins in the auditorium and ends with a site tour. This tour allows you to get connected and inspired by our unique resources. Journey with Rangers and Volunteers and get introduced to the sights, smells and sounds of Cabrillo National Monument. Come on out to the Point and discover this beautiful time capsule of San Diego history. Come up and make this your new office!

To contact Cabrillo National Monument staff with questions regarding the Volunteer Recruitment or volunteering in general, contact Tavio del Rio at 619 523 4565 or send an email to tavio_del_rio@nps.gov.

 

Did You Know?

Old Point Loma Lighthouse

Did you know that the Old Point Loma Lighthouse at Cabrillo National Monument was only in service for 36 years? Due to its hilltop location, the light was frequently obscured by low clouds and fog, forcing construction of a new lighthouse closer to the water.