South Sound

Volunteer Opportunities

We are always looking for volunteers and have volunteer opportunities available! Table an event, collect water samples, install an ocean friendly garden,help reduce single-use plastics in Tacoma, or clean up your local beach. Just contact us or check out our Facebook page for upcoming events!

Monthly Chapter Meetings

Chapter Meetings are held the second Thursday of every month and feature an environmentally related presentation. Come out for an informative and friendly discussion about the place we live and love, and how each of us can help to improve it. Meetings are free and open to the public and feature different speakers from around Puget Sound. We also have other fun updates, including details on our upcoming beach cleanups. All ages welcome!

Upcoming Meetings
  • April 14, 6:30pm-7:30pm – Outside patio at The Valley
  • May 12, 6:30pm-7:30pm – Outside patio at The Valley 
  • June 9, 6:30pm-7:30pm – Outside patio at The Valley 

*Sign up for our newsletter below or follow us on Facebook to get meeting links and information.

Looking for Beach Cleanups?

Check out our Facebook Page for details on upcoming cleanups or our beach clean up page here

Tabling Opportunities

South Sound Sustainability Expo – April 16 – shifts from 10-3pm UW-Tacoma

Ocean Fest – June 12 – shifts from 10-5pm, Foss Waterway Seaport

Email Volunteer Coordinator Amanda at for more information!

Open Volunteer Positions

Co-Chair: We are looking for our next Co-Chair team to join the Executive Committee! This is a great opportunity to put your leadership skills to work, learn about how Surfrider runs, and be involved on a new level. Email us for more information!

Secretary: We are looking for our next Secretary to join the Executive Committee! This is a great opportunity to step into a leadership role. Email us for more information!

To qualify:

  • Attend 3 Surfrider events (chapter meetings, beach cleanups, etc.)
  • Become a Surfrider member

Your commitment as an EC member:

  • 2 year term
  • Attend monthly chapter meetings
  • Attend monthly beach cleanups
  • Attend monthly executive committee meetings
  • Approximately 5-20 hours per month

Water Sample Collector: Water sample collectors will visit local beaches, follow the established protocol for Surfrider’s International water quality monitoring program. Volunteers will collect water at established monitoring sites, or from your local beach for lab analysis at The Science and Math Institute located in Tacoma. Volunteers will check out a sampling kit and drop samples at pre-arranged times at the High School. Commitment flexible. Contact Stena if interested and learn more here!