Park volunteer Felix wears an unzipped dark-green jacket and stands on a cliff next to CVA Setareh, who is wearing a zipped navy-blue windbreaker with sunglasses and holding a colorful Flat Stanley cutout. Both Felix and Setareh are smiling at the camera and facing away from the ocean. Two people stand at the edge of the cliffs behind Setareh and Felix, with their faces away from the camera.

Volunteer Appreciation

Setareh Nouriboshehri, Community Volunteer Ambassador (CVA) Well VIPs, we sure went through an interesting last year!  While it’s easy to get lost in all of the events affecting our communities and world at large, we thought you may enjoy taking a break to zoom into and reflect on this particular volunteer community.  Here are a few handfuls of photographs—all of you and the ways you … Continue reading Volunteer Appreciation

A woman in a blue shirt and sun hat stands next to a man in a tie dye shirt and blue baseball cap in front of a lighthouse.

A Visitor – A ‘cool’ Story in These Hot Days

Two years ago, VIP Romi met Christian, just by asking her routine question,  “Where are you visiting from?”  Christian was from New Jersey.  “Came here for an interview at SDSU…”,   Romi asked what he’ll be studying at SDSU.  To make it short, this young man, had an appointment with Romi’s daughter for his acceptance into the Graduate School!  What are the chances out of all … Continue reading A Visitor – A ‘cool’ Story in These Hot Days

A circular logo of the National Park Service’s Volunteers-In-Parks (VIP) 50th anniversary. In the middle, a yellow banner with the years 1970 and 2020 in white font are separated by the National Park Service Arrowhead symbol in front a blue circle. A thin, yellow boundary separates the blue circle and a thicker green rim that contains the words “Volunteer” and “50 years” on the top and bottom, respectively.

Happy 50th Anniversary, VIPs!

Dear Cabrillo National Monument Volunteers,  Happy anniversary! On this day, fifty years ago, Congress passed the Volunteers In Parks (VIP) Act, enabling parks all around the country to accept the services of individuals as “volunteers for or in aid of interpretive functions.” Since then, the program has flourished into a rich body of National Park Service mission seekers. All around the country and across borders, … Continue reading Happy 50th Anniversary, VIPs!

Meet Our Interdisciplinary Apprentices!

Setareh Nouriboshehri Cabrillo National Monument and the National Park Service are responsible for the protection and preservation of their natural and cultural resources for the enjoyment, education, and inspiration of future generations. Sounds familiar, we know.  Here at this park, we care deeply about the future generation. We already offer wide range of robust education programs to teach about our park and its many resources … Continue reading Meet Our Interdisciplinary Apprentices!

Historic Visitor Center Sign at Cabrillo National Monument

Training Opportunity – Visitor Center

On Saturday July 13 at 10:00 am Ranger Elizabeth, Ranger Julieanne and Community Volunteer Ambassador Setara will be hosting a Visitor Center Training.This is an opportunity for current VC volunteers, new VC volunteers, or people who are interested in working the desk to come together and gets some hands-on training. Everyone is welcome! It will last one hour and coffee and donuts will be provided. … Continue reading Training Opportunity – Visitor Center