Volunteer

 

Check out our current openings below!

We are always looking for volunteers from all walks of life for all sorts of volunteer roles. We love graphic designers, event planners, accountants, environmental experts, social media whizkids, youth workers, campaigners as well as all of the valuable volunteers who just want to come out to a beach clean and contribute to protecting what we love. We need you!

As a Surfrider Pacific Rim volunteer you will be supported by an amazing local crew of volunteers in your community, and be part of the larger global Surfrider Foundation organization. Your dedication to the protection and enjoyment of our beaches, waves and ocean is amazing! And we thank you. You are the bones of the accomplishments we can achieve – together!

We ask a few things when becoming a volunteer:

  • Attend a public meet ups on 1st Wednesday of the month at the Tofino Brewery 630-8pm.
  • Volunteer at a Love Your Beach Clean cleanup event – see schedule
  • Follows and stay updated on Surfrider Pacific Rim social media events info, including: Facebook official page & forum, Instagram, Twitter
  • Be friendly & love the beach and Ocean!
  • Has read up on the Surfrider mission and Pacific Rim Campaigns and Programs on our website.

We like to suggest all volunteers come to a beach clean up and take part in the clean up support crew, from this happy place you can figure out your interests and maybe take on a specific role in the support crew, and then perhaps lead your own project joining the Executive Committee, and finally taking on a Board volunteer role (and then ruling the world obviously). Whatever your passion or time commitment, we value every second of your donated time and thank you.

Become part of our team!

Tofino Volunteer Coordinator

If salmon are a keynote species of the Pacific Northwest, connecting ecosystems and providing vital functions, then the Volunteer Coordinator (VC) is a keystone volunteer for Surfrider! This means recruiting volunteers and assisting them in finding roles they are passionate about and helping them to develop their individual skills and interests. The VC is ideal for friendly individuals who will  get to know volunteers and support them in their roles. This role also includes running the Tofino Public Meet Up, which takes place every other month, an excellent opportunity to cultivate better public speaking skills!

To learn more about this crucial more, email the Ucluelet Volunteer Coordinator, Chantal Kerr, at volunteercoordinator@pacificrim.surfrider.org!

Communications and Public Relations

This position is ideal for an individual who is passionate about enhancing ocean conservation efforts through communications and public relations! This volunteer role involves managing Surfrider Foundation Pacific Rim’s communications, from social media platforms, press releases, online and print content, advertising, and marketing strategies. This volunteer is part of the Media Committee, and will work closely with the lead of this group, with the aim of growing Surfrider’s audience and impact. This volunteer will gain a comprehensive understanding of all campaigns, programs and events in order to effectively communicate about Surfrider Foundation efforts with the public, and will have the opportunity to build exciting connections within the wild world of media!

Event Coordinator

The Events Coordinator is responsible for organizing logistics for Surfrider Pacific Rim events, from behind the scenes details for an event, to assisting the event lead on the day of the event! This volunteer must have an eagle eye for event planning and logistics, and have some experience in event planning, ideally for a diversity of event types. This role is an incredible opportunity to deepen event planning experience, while building relationships in the community, and enjoying all of the freebies, snacks, and other perks associated with events!!

Interested volunteers can apply to Volunteer Coordinator.

Memberships Lead

We are looking to recruit a lead volunteer to handle Surfrider Foundation Membership sign ups! If you are persuasive and/or looking to grow your skills as an influencer, this role is for you! Memberships are integral to Surfrider’s work, the more members our organization has, the more work we can accomplish. This volunteer is responsible for talking to the public about Surfrider’s work, the benefits and incentives for being a member, what folks receive for being a member, and of course, signing folks up for memberships online and on paper!

Contact our Volunteer Coordinator to learn more and apply!

Ocean Friendly Business Committee

Are you passionate or curious about creating system change through working with businesses? Then the Ocean Friendly Business Campaign Committee is for you! Volunteers on this committee commit to working directly with businesses, assisting them in eliminating plastics and implementing circular economic practices by following an established set of criteria. Volunteers support businesses and ensure they will be successful in completing the OFB Campaign within the 8 month campaign period. Volunteers will be supported by staff and the fellow committee. Looking for volunteers in Ucluelet and Tofino whom will join the committee for August/September 2019!

Please apply to Volunteer Coordinator!

Hold On To Your Butt Committee

The Hold On To Your Butt Campaign aims to raise awareness and eliminate cigarette litter in Pacific Rim and beyond. As a volunteer you will provide information on the adverse effects of cigarette butt pollution at monthly beach cleanups and events. You will facilitate the existing HOTYB program and coordinate emptying and returning butts to be recycled with Terracycle. As a committee member, we encourage you to have fun and make a comical video, use social media to celebrate the successes of the campaign, and coming up with new tactics to make the campaign more impactful! Work with the Surfrider crew to eliminate butts from the beach, the number one littered item in the world!

To learn more and apply, please email Volunteer Coordinator

Love Your Beach Clean Committee

We are looking for a Love Your Beach Clean Committee members who can assist with one of the most exciting facets of Surfrider’s efforts: beach cleans! This role will include supporting the planning of beach cleans, volunteering on the day of beach cleans and helping to maintain the beach kit on a monthly basis!

As a Surfrider volunteer there are many bonuses, including: enhancing your CV, experience working in the environmental movement, training opportunities like Wilderness First Aid, new friends and community of coastal defenders, healthy treats, spending time in the great outdoors and of course, fulfillment for doing your part for the ocean, beaches and waves!

If interested, please contact volunteercoordinator@pacificrim.surfrider.org

Rise Above Plastics Committee

We are looking for RAP committee volunteers who are passionate about finding solutions to eliminate and reduce plastics and oversee the campaigns for removing plastics from our community. This includes researching alternatives to single-use plastics, helping businesses and event producers cut their tie to plastics, creating RAP toolkits and handouts, managing waste at events, creating plastic alternatives through the Stitch n Beach Program and supporting education on the District of Tofino’s motion to regulate single use plastics!

Please apply to volunteercoordinator@pacificrim.surfrider.org

Support Crew

Support Crew volunteers are great for rad people in the community who can help with odd jobs and tasks, whether that be setting up events, transporting gear, serving hot chocolate, fixing stuff, marching in a parade, holding banners, giving out info, getting a petition signed or just being an all round cheerleader. We are ALWAYS looking for support crew who like to have minimum responsibility but LOVE helping with the small but important details. Get in touch, you will be well loved for it and added to our support crew hotline list!

Contact our Volunteer Coordinator to learn more and apply!