Until we are able to host our normal beach cleanups, it is crucial that we still log data to track pollution on our beaches. You can help us by doing a solo beach cleanup logging your data using our virtual data-card.
While we are working remotely, our Chapter has several volunteer positions open:
- Ocean Friendly Garden Volunteers needed for regular maintenance of local gardens in Ventura County. Email Laura at email@example.com
- Hold On To Your Butts Volunteers for Oxnard and Port Hueneme. Email Joan at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Volunteer Photopoint Monitoring Technician for Surfers Point and the Port Hueneme Pier. Email Cassie at email@example.com
- Volunteer Drone Pilot to capture pre- and post- cleanup content, King Tide coverage, and more. Email Cassie at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Social Media Coordinator for Instagram and Facebook Email Cassie at email@example.com
- Solo Beach Cleanup Volunteers- Log data on the CleanSwell App. Email Danielle at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are interested in volunteering with our chapter, please contact Megan at email@example.com.
There are many ways to help protect the coast by volunteering with Surfrider! The easiest way to get started is by attending a beach cleanup (typically the 4th Saturday of each month) and/or one of our general chapter meetings (typically the 1st Tuesday of each month). Click Here to see our current calendar of events with the specifics on those events and others coming up soon.
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. *COVID-19 Update: As of July 2021, we are still on hold for the California Street Cleanups. We will begin recruiting for leaders as soon as it is safe for large gathers again
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. To volunteer for the OFG workdays, email Laura at email@example.com
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! Email Juan at firstname.lastname@example.org for more info
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. Stay tuned for announcements of the 2021 Surfer’s Point Workdays
Rise Above Plastics Leaders and Specialists: In 2021 the main focus for the ‘RAP’ committee is a Plastics Free Port Hueneme campaign to ban styrofoam in the City of Port Hueneme
To get started, please email email@example.com or fill out this form online and we will contact you about your interests!