D.C. Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation

Open Positions

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DC Surfrider is seeking a Volunteer Coordinator!

If you are interested in this position or learning more about it, send an email to chair@dc.surfrider.org

Job Description:

The Volunteer Coordinator is responsible for coordinating all members within the chapter. This officer recruits new members, coordinates all volunteers within the chapter, places volunteers within each committee, delegates and supervises new and current volunteers within the chapter. The VC builds chapter membership; increase member satisfaction, and communication between the chapter committees. This person is responsible for bringing in new chapter members on a regular basis, which is a vital component for chapter growth.


  • Respond to volunteer inquiries 
  • Recruit to fill volunteer needs for the chapter using recruitment tools
  • Respond to inquiries from people seeking to volunteer
  • Get to know volunteers, their interests and match them to opportunities
  • Build and manage a database or list of volunteers, potential volunteers, and superstar volunteers
  • Lead volunteer recruitment by communicating those needs to the membership and posting volunteer opportunities elsewhere as appropriate
  • Coordinate with committees (campaign or events) and/or campaign and program leaders to identify volunteer needs
  • Manage volunteers’ info in a spreadsheet or database
  • Recruit to fill volunteer needs for the chapter using recruitment tools
  • Contribute to the chapter’s website and social media pages

Desired Qualifications:

  • Outgoing and personable individual with excellent interpersonal skills to interact with volunteers
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Leadership and organization skills
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Passion for the environment, ocean, and environmental justice
  • Familiarity with WordPress