Marin County Chapter

Volunteer

Join our Executive Committee! No experience needed, all are welcome to apply. If you are interested in one of these roles please email Jesse Wernick at chair@marin.surfrider.org

Vice Chair : This person supports the Chair, is a spokesperson for the chapter, and helps lead the Executive Committee and chapter. 

Duties:

  • Runs meetings in the chair’s absence
  • Performs other duties of the chair as needed (checks chapter email account, provides support to other EC members, reports to regional/national staff, and speaks on behalf of the chapter)
  • Ideally chairs a committee of the chapter, either event or campaign committee
  • Contribute to the Chapter’s website and Social media pages 

Skills: 

  • Organized
  • Comfortable with public speaking
  • Comfortable leading a team of people 
  • Able to set priorities and motivate team members

Time Commitment: 2-10 hrs/week

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Volunteer Coordinator: This person helps recruit, manage, and retain volunteers. 

Duties: 

  • Coordinate with other chapter 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
  • *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.
  • http://chapternet.surfrider.org/resources/organizing-volunteers/

Skills:

  • Comfortable leading a team of people 
  • Able to set priorities and motivate team members

Time Commitment: 2-5 hrs/week

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Secretary: This person plays a critical role in chapter communication and organization. They take notes at chapter meetings, and distribute information between the executive committee, regional and national staff, and chapter volunteers. 

Duties: 

• Takes notes at chapter meetings, and distributes to attendees and Regional Staff in a timely manner (i.e. within one week of the meeting)

• Sends meeting reminders via email. 

• Writes letters to outside parties as needed including elected officials, donors, and others deserving thanks from the chapter

• Contribute to the chapter’s website and social media pages

• Maintain a supply of chapter stationary

• Maintain Executive Committee member’s info in the Chapter Database

• Possibly – communicate to the chapter membership via mass emails

Skills:

  • Comfortable with Email 
  • Familiarity with Mail Chimp (optional) 

Time Commitment:

  • 2-5 hrs/week

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Events/Programs/Campaign Coordinator: This person can be the lead for a campaign like “Ban Plastic Bags in our little town USA”, or for a program like Blue Water Task Force or Ocean Friendly Gardens, or for an event like an annual fundraiser. 

Duties: 

  • Organizes/coordinates fundraising events, tabling events, virtual events.
  • Holds committee meetings and makes agendas
  • Reports to Executive Committee regularly

Skill Set:

  • Organized
  • Comfortable leading a team of people 

Time Commitment:

  • 2-5 hrs/week

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Communications/Social Media Coordinator: 

This person is responsible for outward-facing communications from the chapter, including managing the chapter’s web presence (i.e. website and social media channels) and curating content for and sending regular email communications to chapter supporters.

Duties:

  • Buildout/ update chapter website
  • Create and send monthly newsletter 
  • Communicate to the chapter membership via mass emails
  • Manage chapter’s social media accounts.

Skill Sets needed:

  • Comfortable with social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter) 
  • Comfortable with wordpress (or willing to learn)

Time commitment: 

  • ~ 2 hrs/week