Welcome to the place where volunteers at Cabrillo National Monument talk about what is happening in our special corner of the National Park System.

Cabrillo National Monument is located in San Diego, California, in the very Southwestern corner of the United States. The monument celebrates the 1542 landing of explorer Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo on the West Coast of what would become the United States. The monument also contains a myriad of other historical, natural, and scientific activities. A beautiful, restored lighthouse from the 1800′s stands on a hill commanding a 360 degree view of ocean, bay, mountains, and two countries. A two-mile hiking trail gives visitors an up-close look at the rare coastal sage scrub habitat. A World War II exhibit and military bunkers give history buffs an opportunity to experience what it was like for the soldiers who kept watch over the West Coast in the early 1940′s. The tidepool area enables visitors to see life in and out of the water as the tides shift. During the months of December-February, Cabrillo National Monument is an excellent spot for watching Pacific Grey Whales pass by as they make their extraordinary yearly trip from their breeding grounds in Baja California, Mexico to Alaska.

Cabrillo National Monument has an amazing staff and some of the nicest National Park Rangers you’ll ever meet, but this is a busy, busy place and needs lots of volunteers to keep it humming. Volunteers come in all shapes and sizes and with a variety of interests. Everyone from students to retired folks and from scientists to teachers donate their time to Cabrillo National Monument. This blog will keep you posted on what is happening out at “The Point” and introduce you to some of the people that make it tick.

About the VIP Voice Blog

This is your tool to keep abreast of all the happenings at Cabrillo National Monument.  But it’s not intended to be a one-way conversation.   We want to hear from you, too.

If you have an article or story that you want to submit, please use the “Contact Us” page to send us your input. If you want to add a photo to the gallery, use the email address on the “Contact Us” page.

We’d also encourage you to ask any questions that you may have about volunteering at CNM.   If you have any suggestions for content or improvements for this blog, please let us know that, too.

The best way to make sure that you don’t miss an update is to subscribe to the blog by clicking on the “Follow Blog Via Email” button.  Every time something new is posted on the blog, you’ll receive an email announcing the new post.

Finally, if you just stumbled across this site and you’re not already a Cabrillo National Monument volunteer and would like to learn more about becoming one, you can check out our volunteer resource page.



VIP Voice is run by volunteers for volunteers. It does not reflect the views of the National Park Service and Cabrillo National Monument. NPS and CNM do not explicitly or implicitly endorse any products or services that may be seen in advertisements on this website.

Page updated: 26 August 2016

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