Join the Team
As an all-volunteer organization, the Pacific Beach Coalition focuses and accomplishes its goals through committees, camaraderie and teamwork. Our committees make valuable hands-on contributions while providing meaningful and engaging experiences for our volunteers.
Join one or a few of our committees to spearhead projects that deliver and maintain our programs in environmental education, experiential learning and coastal stewardship in the Bay Area. Each member’s expertise, whether a skill or knowledge, contributes to each of our committees’ success. Bring your enthusiasm and passion to protect and preserve our beaches, ocean and coastal environment as a member of one of our committees:
Earth Day of Action & EcoFest: Our annual high-profile signature event of the year is supported by its own planning committee where members fulfill important roles to lead its “take action” component in the field as cleanup, restoration and debris collection site captains; and its education component as school program liaisons and EcoFest’s environmental education coordinators. Other volunteer opportunities supporting the event’s field and education program components include but are not limited to media relations and promotion, volunteer recruiters and sponsorship coordinators.
Organizing or Planning New and Annual Events: Every year we come up with new events to keep our community engaged that we could use help with. And we also could use some extra hands to organize our annual events such as the Surf Movie Benefit Night, Butt Blitz, Coastal Cleanup Day and Lectures.
Fundraising: Be an integral part of implementing organizational plans, increasing and acknowledging contributions to our field and education programs as well as our mission, and joining this team of Earth Heroes who also organize our benefit events such as our Annual Surf Movie Benefit.
Advocacy: From time to time, we establish task forces where members focus on a specific environmental issue, reach out to the community to educate and raise awareness as spokespersons, and make recommendations to our steering committee and policymakers (plastic bag ban, attend council meetings, etc.).
Media, Promotion & Outreach: If you’re a writer and have traditional and/or social media experience, you can write articles and press releases about our field and education programs, our annual environmental theme, our events such as Earth Day of Action & EcoFest, our volunteer Earth Heroes and other activities. If you prefer to educate, and interact with the community, students and the public, sign up to man our booth to reach out and spread the word during festivals and other events we attend.
Bring your Skills, Passion and Voice to Our Monthly Meetings: We’d like to meet you! We generally meet the 2nd Tuesday of the month at the Pacifica Library on Hilton Way from 6:00pm-8:15pm. For the latest dates and times, check our monthly calendar. Every voice count, so don’t be shy, come join us – we would love to hear yours!
Volunteers are the heart of the Pacific Beach Coalition offering rewarding opportunities to engage in stewardship and lifelong learning about the environment. We invite you to get involved, and do what inspires you! Our volunteers comprise a community of individuals from many walks of life – parents, grandparents, stay-at-home moms and dads, high school and college students, employees, scouts, pre-schoolers, retired people and more. In 2014, they gave more than 24,000 hours of service to our mission by engaging in the field, lending their skills, organizing our events and making a difference in our coastal community. We are always looking for enthusiastic volunteers to join us. Beyond our core “take action” field education programs and events (such as beach cleanups and native habitat restoration), there are other ways to get involved in long-term, short-term, and flexible opportunities. Check out our current volunteer opportunities to find the best match for you.
Let us know your interests by contacting us and completing our online form.