Catalina Island News

Newly Expanded Pampered Volunteer Vacation Program Helps Restore Catalina's Wildlands

Catalina Island Conservancy

For the first time, the Catalina Island Conservancy has expanded its popular Volunteer Vacation program to include a more "pampered" version for those who want to work during the day, and play during the evening.

Regardless of what plan is selected, a Volunteer Vacation on Catalina Island is the perfect getaway that helps the Conservancy preserve the Island's rare native plants and animals, and assists in the restoration of the interior from the fire of May 2007. It is a grand undertaking to help assist Mother Nature and restore the ecosystems of this precious island.

Catalina Explorer
The Catalina Island Conservancy has partnered with Catalina Island Vacation Rentals in a new program, which offers the best of both worlds. Catalina Explorer is geared toward people that would like to volunteer but also enjoy the comforts an Island resort. Participants will stay at either a private cottage in the heart of Avalon or in an ocean view condo booked through Catalina Island Vacation Rentals.
Package Also Includes:
* Conservancy Membership at the Explorer Level
* Conservancy T-Shirt
* Volunteer water bottle
* 2 tickets to the Wrigley Memorial Botanical Garden
* 2 tickets to the Catalina Island Museum
* Lunch in the field on the full service day
Cost: $575.00 per couple or $287.50 for individuals plus accommodations.

Available Dates: 
February 17-23, 2008 
April 6-12, 2008 
May 4-10, 2008 
June 16-21, 2008

For more information call: Catalina Island Vacation Rentals, 800-631-5280 or Or visit our website listed below and click on Volunteer Vacations.

The Catalina Adventurer
The Catalina Adventurer (our basic Volunteer Vacation package) is for someone who wants more of a physical challenge. The benefits include a comfortable tent cabin at a private camp with beautiful views of the coastline, and mainland cityscapes across the channel, and catered dinners from local restaurants served by volunteers. Cost: $180.00 per person.

Available Dates: 
June 23-28, 2008 
September 15-20, 2008

For more information, call: Lesly Lieberman at 310- 510-2595 ext. 112 or