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Become A Volunteer Today

Below are some of the current volunteer opportunities where we need help. Our chapter is only as strong as its volunteer base. If you’re interested please contact or We’re expanding and always open to more volunteers! Email us if you have questions or if you are interested in contributing in a different way. 

 Current Volunteer Opportunities

  • Chair – Are you a cheerleader and champion of clean beaches and healthy oceans? The Chair helps coordinate and oversee the team, supporting the programs and campaigns, and being the voice for the Chapter. If you’re interested in being our fearless leader please reach out.
  • Program Team Members – We’re looking for team members to join our leads as extra support for the following Programs:
    • Events – Join our Events team to get more involved in bringing our community closer together
    • Fundraising – Join our Fundraising team to help ensure Surfrider San Mateo County can continue to do our great work year after year
    • Ocean Friendly Restaurants (OFR) – Join our Ocean Friendly Restaurants team to help coordinate and engage with local restaurants in San Mateo County to get certified as Ocean Friendly. Volunteer time is flexible and looking for folks to try to connect with 1 restaurant a month.
    • Blue Water Task Force (BWTF) – Join our Blue Water Task Force team to spread awareness of water quality in our local communities.
    • Volunteer – Join our Volunteer team for to be more active in volunteer engagement, community involvement, and to lend a helping hand where needed in each Program (Blue Water Task Force, Beach Clean-Ups, Tabling, Events)

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Our volunteers are the lifeblood of the Surfrider Foundation. Join our network and help us tackle the issues that face our ocean, waves and beaches. Enter your information below and we'll connect you with the nearest Chapter or Club in your community.