Urban Beach Ambassadors
Thanks to a start-up grant from The Cleveland Foundation, Cleveland Metroparks is working on a collaborative effort with the Alliance for the Great Lakes and volunteers from Friends of Edgewater State Park, Euclid Beach Adopt-a-Beach Team and Drink Local Drink Tap, to begin the Urban Beach Ambassadors program this summer!
This volunteer program, similar to Cleveland Metroparks Trail Monitor program, will take place along the beaches and park trails at Edgewater or Euclid/Villa Angela Beach. Volunteers will be trained to educate and inform park and beach visitors about how their actions can adversely impact beach and water quality and diminish visitor experience. Ambassadors will also provide park visitors with information about how to get involved in volunteer activities and programs in the park and provide monitoring and observation for park staff by reporting safety and maintenance issues.
Individuals interested in the UBA program must be 21 years of age or older. UBA volunteers monitor trails in pairs during two-hour shifts. Each Ambassador must be certified in First Aid and CPR and participate in UBA training. First Aid, CPR and UBA training is provided by Cleveland Metroparks, the Alliance for the Great Lakes, Cleveland Lakefront State Park and volunteer group representatives from Friends of Edgewater State Park, Euclid Beach Adopt-a-Beach Team and Drink Local Drink Tap. Training is held in April. The UBA season begins annually on May 1 and ends on October 1. Each volunteer must commit to a minimum of 25 hours for the season.
Each UBA applicant is interviewed. Upon successful completion of the interview, applicants must submit to a background check before being invited to attend an April training session.
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For more information, contact Heather Triplett at email@example.com or call 440-253-2142.