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Guard Aid Program

Youth Volunteer Opportunity



The Assistants will work with Lifeguard Staff  in order to develop job skills, proper work habits, and leadership qualities through work experience. They will work under the direction of Lifeguards and Junior Lifeguard instructors and will have opportunities in leadership, first aid, ocean rescue, and public service.


On a daily basis, the Guard Aides help to provide for a safer, better supervised, outdoor recreational experience for the Junior Lifeguard Program participants. They also become role models for program participants, while they themselves gain training and experience in leadership, teamwork, aquatic safety skills, and first aid.


The Junior Lifeguard Assistants are to work under the close supervision of the Junior Lifeguard Program Coordinator and report directly to an assigned Junior Lifeguard Program Instructor during the operating hours of the program. Guard Aids will have opportunities to shadow lifeguard personnel and gain the knowledge and skills necessary to become a California State Park Lifeguard

Guard Aid Duties

  • Receive training in California State Parks Lifeguard Rescue protocol

  • First Aid and CPR

  • Assist with the monitoring of aquatic activities and perform rescues

  • Shadow Lifeguards in towers and lifesaving units

  • Assist Junior Lifeguard Instructors with various program related tasks



15-18 Years of Age


Past Junior Lifeguard experience preferred but not required


Available for at least one full session (3 weeks)


Attend MANDATORY trainings


Contact Brendan Gibson -- (949) 444-1027


TBD @ 9:00am

please arrive with a guardian to sign waiver 

Location: Lower Moro in front of Lifeguard Headquarters


Agility Test Requirements:

500 Yard Swim (Open Ocean)

100 yard run - 200 yard swim- 100 yard run

No fins will be allowed for the test.

Wetsuits, goggles, and swim caps recommended

Agility test is followed by an oral interview.

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