Sandy Hook Volunteer Training

Attention Prospective Gateway National Recreation Area's Sandy Hook Volunteers!

Who: Maybe You!
When: Saturday, April 12
Where: Meet at the Sandy Hook Visitor Center at 9:30 a.m.
What: Orientation Program for new and prospective volunteers.

So What's the Hook? That's what we'd like to have volunteers explain to our visitors. What is there to do and see at beautiful Sandy Hook? Plenty, and we need your help. Can you volunteer to help us orient and assist visitors with questions about Gateway National Recreation Area's Sandy Hook Unit?

We invite anyone who is interested in volunteering at Sandy Hook to join park staff for a three hour orientation on Saturday, April 12. This program will introduce Sandy Hook to potential volunteers and will explain and answer the types questions that we get from visitors.

We will begin at the Sandy Hook Visitor Center at 9:30 a.m., and then car caravan for an orientation to visitor sites on Sandy Hook, with brief stops and tours of these areas that our volunteers will staff during the spring, summer and fall seasons.

We will also answer the most frequently asked question: Where is the bathroom (which, actually, is a very good question, and we will point the restrooms in the park out to the group, along with other popular Sandy Hook destinations)?

Sandy Hook is a barrier beach peninsula at the northern tip of the New Jersey Shore. Its location at the entrance to New York Harbor assured Sandy Hook's importance for coastal and harbor defense. Any time of the year there are opportunities for birding, fishing, swimming and strolling the beach.

If you have questions about becoming a park volunteer, feel free to give Connie Witherby a call at (732) 872-5949, or you can contact her by e-mail at:

Last updated: February 26, 2015

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