Surfrider San Mateo County Chapter

Be A Volunteer Coordinator!


To be a Volunteer Coordinator you must be a Surfrider Foundation Member, be able to commit to 1-5 hours a week of work on behalf of the chapter, remain in the position for a  2-year commitment, and attend a chapter meeting and or Executive Committee meeting at least every other month

The Volunteer Coordinator is one of the most important jobs in the chapter, providing the critical recruitment support that keeps the chapter running. There are typically hundreds of members in every chapter who are led by a few Program Leads.

Here’s what we need you to do:

  • Coordinate with committees (campaign or events) and/or campaign and program leaders to identify volunteer needs
  • Lead volunteer recruitment by communicating those needs to the membership and posting volunteer opportunities elsewhere as appropriate
  • Build and manage a database or list of volunteers and potential volunteers
  • Get to know volunteers, their interests and match them to opportunities
  • Respond to inquiries from people seeking to volunteer
  • Contribute to the chapter’s website and social media pages
  • Possibly – communicate to the chapter membership via mass emails
  • Recruit to fill volunteer needs using recruitment tools provided by Surfrider
  • Note: unless the Volunteer Coordinator wants to, the Volunteer Coordinator is not expected to lead a program (i.e. beach cleanups) or lead specialized volunteer training (i.e. for water quality monitoring). These duties fall to the respective Program Leaders.

Skills that would be helpful:

  • Attention to detail & good communication skills
  • Creative and interested in furthering the work of our local Surfrider chapter
  • Nonprofit experience
  • Self-motivated and collaborative
  • Outgoing and proactive
  • Technical experience, especially with Google Suite & MS Office

If you’re interested please contact Kari Mueller at:
phone: 650-704-0680