Volunteer vacations are a great way to give back
Catalina Island abounds with volunteer opportunities. Helping the Catalina Island Conservancy protect this Channel Island can be one of the most rewarding. The Catalina Island Conservancy offers regular volunteer excursions for locals and visitors alike.
On the second Saturday of the month, Conservancy naturalists take volunteers to some of the island’s most picturesque locations, the windward beaches. These remote beaches feature pounding surf, sweeping vistas and unparalleled natural beauty. Each month, a different beach is chosen for a half-day clean-up. Transportation is provided by the Conservancy.
On Thursday, volunteers have the chance to get to know Santa Catalina’s flora at Thursdays at the Nursery. Caring for native plants and helping eradicate invasive non-native species are just two of the activities that volunteers will get to engage in. The volunteer work happens at the James Ackerman Native Plant Nursery, located deep in the heart of the island’s interior at Middle Ranch.
Whether you choose to volunteer on the beach or at the ranch, Catalina Island Vacation Rentals has a special program to help encourage and support volunteers. The volunteer vacations program offers special rates and thank you gifts. For more information, please contact Janet at Janet@CatalinaVacations.com.