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Coastal  Crew and Docent Volunteers

Lighthouse Docent Program, Coastal Crew & Other Volunteer Opportunities

Become a Lighthouse Volunteer Tour Guide: Docent Program

Docents are volunteers who serve as tour guides and educators at the New Canal Lighthouse. LPBF offers a 2-hour docent training program followed by self-practice and shadowing to prepare volunteers interested in assisting at the New Canal Lighthouse. These volunteers lead guided tours through the museum and act as education assistants.

Requirements: Docents must be at least 18 years of age, attend two hours of training and be able to commit to two 3-hour shifts per month. If you are interested in being trained as a docent email

Join LPBF's Coastal Crew

Since the 2005 hurricane season, Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation has increased efforts to teach about the critical coastal issues of our region. To do this the Education Department has created a Coastal Crew of volunteers.  These volunteers are required to attend one training session. Training is held monthly at the New Canal Lighthouse. Contact for the next Coastal Crew training date.

Armed with information and educational materials, the crew goes out to community events and festivals to help spread the word on the coastal needs of our region.  Basin residents, 18 years or older, who enjoy meeting people, are willing to “table” at weekend or evening festivals, and are interested in the health of our basin can call Anne at (504) 836-2238 or email to join. Training updates are also provided.  We can use your help!

Assist at an LPBF Coastal Planting.
Contact for dates and locations. Swamp and marsh plantings are planned in the next few months. Check LPBF's homepage calendar for dates and times.