Volunteers undertake most of the work with Visit San Pedro, the private non-profit destination management organization serving San Pedro and the LA Harbor and Palos Verdes Peninsula communities. Visit San Pedro is the local operational component of The Southern California Education, Tourism, & Cultural Organization (SoCal ETC), which brings cultural tourism to the region and shares our region's cultures internationally.
Opportunities are available in our Visitor Center at 600 S. Pacific Avenue, Downtown San Pedro greeting visitors and providing information on where to dine and what to see and do.
Some Visitor Specialists work around the waterfront, in downtown, and at special events providing information to visitors.
We also have opportunities in operations and publications. Write, take photos, draw, design pages and packages for our monthly magazine, San Pedro & Peninsula Visitor, help compile our calendar, maintain databases.
Visitor Specialists can learn to lead the tours we offer to groups. These include our most popular San Pedro History Tour, a Harbor Area Military History Tour, and an Area Nature Tour, among others in operation and being planned.
Visitor Specialists will also be involved in SoCal ETC's cultural tourism programs and activities that are now being planned. These include cultural immersion dinners and shows, tours, and international travel.
Potential volunteers need to come into the Visitor Center for a brief orientation about the organization and to see if it's a good fit for them, and attend a three-hour training class. Training is supplemented by our self-paced online learning system. Other training is provided on the job. And you'll get as much help as you need to learn all the jobs you want and to transition between jobs, if that's your desire.
No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.
About Visit San Pedro
600 S. Pacific Avenue, San Pedro, CA 90731, US
-To develop and improve the capacity of the greater San Pedro area to attract and accommodate tourism and meetings -To provide related educational and information services to member companies and organizations that will improve their businesses and their employees' capabilities and prospects for advancement -To discern and facilitate new opportunities to attract visitors -To serve visitor informational needs -To market the greater San Pedro area as an attractive destination -To involve the community in welcoming tourists -To work to improve the community
Visit San Pedro-the region's Convention and Visitors Bureau-is the central organization promoting tourism and meetings in the Los Angeles Harbor and Palos Verdes Peninsula communities and Catalina Island. It serves visitor and event and meeting planner needs, markets the area worldwide, and provides a variety of information to visitors.
Its Visitor Center is a primary point of contact for visitors, as well as a place for newcomers and residents alike to find information about the area and its attractions and services. The Visitor Center also houses a small gallery that features a different exhibition every month highlighting the area through local artists.
Arts & Culture
We'll work with your schedule.
600 S. Pacific AvenueSan Pedro, CA90731
August 28, 2020
Must be at least 16
Orientation or Training
at least 2 hours per week
A commitment to cross-cultural understanding or willingness to learn