Volunteers and Leaders wanted – no experience necessary! At Surfrider, we aim to develop community leaders that can help find innovative ways to run our programs and campaigns. Click on the ‘Active Programs and Campaigns’ tab above for an overview of what we are doing and see below for some of the specific volunteer needs then you can fill out the form at the bottom of the page with your specific interests:
Beach Cleanup Leaders: We average over 100 volunteers at our monthly beach cleanups and need help organizing the events. Duties include setting up, checking in volunteers, passing on cleanup how-to information, checking out volunteers, encouraging them to fill out data cards, etc. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
Ocean Friendly Garden Specialists: The ‘OFG’ program needs help from novice gardeners to professional landscapers and anyone interested in helping to reduce urban runoff at the source to help keep out ocean clean! There are a variety of activities from planning sessions to work days and social mixers.
Ocean Friendly Restaurants Leaders and Specialists: The ‘OFR’ program needs help identifying restaurants to be certified as Ocean Friendly. Check out the Ocean Friendly Restaurants program page for a great list of volunteer incentives!
Surfer’s Point Stewards: The dune restoration project at Surfer’s Point near the Ventura River is a prime example of adapting to living coastlines rather than building a seawall or other structure. The native plants in the dunes need semi-regular maintenance to make sure they don’t get overgrown or trampled. 2019 dates are March 10th and May 5th from 9-11 each day.
Rise Above Plastics Leaders and Specialists: In 2019 the main focus for the ‘RAP’ committee is a Plastics Free Ventura campaign to help reduce single-use plastics.
To get started, please email email@example.com or fill out this form online and we will contact you about your interests!