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 at The Social Bar & Grill at 1715 Dock St, Tacoma, WA 98402 from 6:30-8pm. 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!

*Parking at The Social: There is street parking along Dock Street, 22 spots inside the Thea’s Landing Parking Garage, plus additional parking lots along Dock Street. Please note that The Social does not validate parking.

Upcoming Meetings
  • October 8th 2020, 6:30pm-8pm – virtual meeting with Council Member Kristina Walker. RSVP HERE! 

Council Member Walker will give an update on the city’s work including the upcoming Tideflats Interim Regulations, Systems Transformation work, and past projects including Vision Zero for transportation, Equity and Access, and upcoming housing & transit measures. She will also share ways people can get more involved in city processes and projects.

  • November 12, virtual meeting
  • December 10 – in person or virtual TBD

*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

None at this time.

Email Volunteer Coordinator Lindsey at for more information!

Open Volunteer Positions

Treasurer: We are looking for our next Treasurer to join the Executive Committee! This is a great opportunity to learn more about how Surfrider runs and be involved on a new level. 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 Ben if interested and learn more here!