Join our crew
MPA & Tidepool GUIDE
If you aren't an expert biologist, that is ok! We train you for whatever habitat we are monitoring. Currently our big focus is the beach dune habitat but we will expand to other habitats as we expand and grow. We welcome those who love to be outside, to walk, and do a little data collection.
Education is a HUGE part of our mission at OCH. We want to pass our knowledge and passion on to whomever will listen to ensure that these places are preserved and restored for the future of all species human and nonhuman. We work with all ages in this program and welcome those that have experience but more importantly a passion for the environment and passing it on.
Love to hike and be outdoors? So do we at OCH! We love to offer/host outdoor adventures to the community and can use experienced hikers and naturalists who would like to lead hikes throughout Orange County.
OCH offers 2-12 month internships for students who are both passionate about the environment and trying to gain more experience in this field.
Are you in middle or high school? We have a stewardship program for you. OCH schedules at least one event per month doing different habitat conservation, restoration, and outreach programs. These programs are one day only and do not require any special training. OCH happily signs for volunteer hours with your service organizations or schools.
Please fill out the linked forms and send them to with your request for an interview. Once we have had an interview and found our goals match up, we will start your training for whichever program you want to volunteer in.