Edit: this post has been updated, 8/9/22.

We have openings in our Executive Committee, which is the dedicated group of volunteers that help lead our chapter. First, we are looking to fill two vacant positions of Secretary and Volunteer Coordinator. In November, a few more positions become available as their terms are ending. Executive Committee Members are expected to make a two-year commitment and volunteer 2-10 hours a week, which includes checking their Surfrider email inboxes and attending virtual Executive Committee meetings on the first Monday evening of the month. Candidates should be located on the East End of Long Island to assist with chapter activities. For a little more detail on the differences between these roles, see below!

Currently Vacant:

– Records notes for virtual Executive Committee meetings on the first Monday evening of the month
– Corresponds with new members to welcome to them to the chapter
– Sends thank you letters to donors
– Assists with beach cleanup data entry

Volunteer Coordinator:
– Responds to volunteer inquiries and directs interested volunteers to upcoming opportunities
– Assists the Chapter Coordinator with volunteer recruitment and training
– Assists with volunteer events on the East End, including beach cleanups, tabling, and more
– Coordinates with partner groups to increase event attendance and community service

Up for Election in November:

Vice Chair:
– Assists the Chair in representing the Chapter for events, public speaking, and other leadership opportunities
– Takes on extra projects such as Surf Movie Night, International Surfing Day, and/or campaigns
– Helps guide the chapter in creating annual goals and meeting those goals
– Attends other chapter events like beach cleanups and fundraisers wherever possible

Rise Above Plastics Coordinator:
– Leads chapter campaigns against single-use plastic, including balloons, straws, bags, and utensils so far
– Supports the Ocean Friendly Restaurants program by recruiting and promoting businesses and training volunteers
– Assists the Chapter Coordinator in planning and hosting beach cleanups

If you are interested in any of the above roles, please contact our Chapter Coordinator: jenna@easternli.surfrider.org