CHAPTER slo@surfrider.org

Volunteer Coordinator: The Volunteer Coordinator is a Surfrider member who is responsible for managing current volunteers, consulting with program coordinators to determine volunteer needs, and recruiting new volunteers to the chapter. See the requirements here.

Chapter Historian: We’d like for someone to compile a digital version of all of our chapter accomplishments and events, and possibly create a display that we can bring to events.

RISE ABOVE PLASTICS rap@surfrider.org

RAPtivists: If you’re a Surfrider member who is passionate about preventing plastic pollution in the ocean and on the beaches, please contact us. We have regular monthly meetings (see calendar) and would love to hear your ideas!

OCEAN FRIENDLY RESTAURANTS ofr@slo.surfrider.org

OFR Ambassadors: Do you know a restaurant that already meets the requirementsto be certified as Ocean Friendly? Are you willing to spend a few minutes speaking with the owner or manager? Then we’d like you to become an OFR Ambassador! Training provided and mentoring available.

Vendor Liaison: We’d like to update our list of vendors of ocean-friendly to-go ware which is provided to potential OFRs that need to make the switch from polystyrene and other single-use plastics. We’re looking for someone to research what’s available (especially locally), including the costs, and if possible, negotiate discounts for restaurants who sign up to be OFRs.

Event Planner: Do you like to plan events? Then we need you! We’re looking to create some fun cross-promotional events with our Ocean Friendly Restaurants. Examples could be a surf movie night at a certified OFR offering a special Surfrider-themed drink or food item, or a discount day at an OFR for every diner mentioning Surfrider. In addition, we’d like to find OFRs willing to host special Surfrider quarterly meetings, so be on the lookout for suitable venues.

Waitstaff Trainer: A restaurant’s waitstaff plays a key role at an Ocean Friendly Restaurant. No only are they responsible for carrying out certain criteria, such as providing straws only on request, but they can educate diners about why the restaurant has moved away from single-use plastics. Volunteers in this role will meet with waitstaff to help them understand the OFR program and why it’s important for our ocean, waves and beaches.

S.T.O.P. CLIMATE CHANGE slo@surfrider.org

We’re looking for volunteers to make phone calls, distribute literature, organize letter writing, staff information table at events, mobilize attendance at government meetings, design publicity, contact press, and more.