San Diego County Chapter


Refer to the list below for a list of current volunteer opportunities. For beach cleanups and volunteer orientations, you can sign up directly.

Events & Outreach

  • Paddle For Clean Water – we’re looking for volunteers for our 28th Annual Paddle For Clean Water on Sunday, October 6 at the Ocean Beach pier. Early shift is approximately 7am-1pm, late shift is approximately 830am-230pm. If you would like to help out, please sign up HERE. We can provide community service hour verification for this event if needed.

General & Creative

  • Graphic Design – we rely on volunteers for most of our digital and print assets (flyers, brochures, etc.) Please email mitch@surfridersd.org if you would like to donate your design expertise to a great cause.

Ocean Friendly Restaurants

  • OFR Compliance – volunteers needed for in-person compliance checks to newly registered OFRs and/or on existing OFRs that need to be double-checked. Training will be provided. Please email vicki@surfridersd.org for more info.

Hold Onto Your Butts

  • Cigarette “Butt Can” installation & maintenance – with over 200 butt cans installed countywide and regular requests for new ones, we could really use some help! This is a great way to make a measurable difference in cigarette butt pollution in your community! Please email mark@surfridersd.org to find out more.


If you are a student seeking an internship, please check out our Internship Page. As we are primarily a volunteer organization, we can only offer internships to students who will receive academic credit for their work. Otherwise, we will classify you as a volunteer. Currently we are in need of a Social Media intern (or volunteer)!

Beach Cleanups, Volunteer Orientations