Volunteer

The American Cetacean Society, San Francisco Chapter is an all-volunteer organization. There many ways to get involved.  Below are some of the areas where we have a current need for volunteers. We encourage you to subscribe to our mailing list to be kept informed of any specific volunteer needs that occur in the future. 

Volunteer Opportunities  

Events Publicity Coordinator  - We're looking for someone to help us publicize our monthly speaker series and other events through multiple social media and online channels including Meetup, LinkedIn, SFGate, Marin Journal and potentially others. Ability to assist with on-site event set-up and coordination at our monthly speaker series events is a plus!

Media Specialist  - We're looking for someone with videography skills and their own video equipment to partner with our current media specialist to ensure that someone is always available to record our monthly presentations and special events.  If you’d like to interact with other people who are passionate about cetaceans and the ocean, and you’ve got some videography skills, let us know!

ACS Certified Naturalists  - There are several types of activities that ACS Certified Naturalists may participate in.  These include staffing exhibits at science and conservation festivals, presentations at seminars and other special events, leading interactive classroom lessons (K-12), and more.  Let us know which activities you're interested in! 

If you're not yet a certified naturalist and would like to become one, you may enroll in our annual naturalist certification course.  The next course will likely be offered in the first half of 2019.  Subscribe to our mailing list to be notified as soon as the next course is available for enrollment. 

If you'd like to volunteer in one of the above roles please complete the Volunteer Application and email the completed form with a letter of interest to American Cetacean Society, San Francisco Bay Chapter at acssf.info@gmail.com and someone will be in touch with you. Thank you for your interest in volunteering with us! 

Download Volunteer Application

Board Member opportunities

The San Francisco Bay chapter of ACS has several open positions on the Board of Directors.  Persons in these positions are responsible for the specific duties mentioned in the short description.  They are also active members of the Chapter Board of Directors which meets every two to three months and requires a two year commitment.  

If you have a passion for cetaceans, love working with people, are not afraid to roll up your sleeves, and are willing to consider a two-year term, please send your resume with a completed Board Member Application and a letter of interest to American Cetacean Society, San Francisco Bay Chapter at acssf.info@gmail.com and someone will be in touch with you. Thank you for your interest in volunteering with us! 

Volunteer Coordinator - ACS SF Bay is looking to expand our presence at the many fairs and festivals relating to conservation and the oceans held each month in the bay area, but are currently limited by a lack of manpower.  The volunteer coordinator's responsibilities are to build ACS' team of volunteers, evaluate event opportunities with the input of the Board, staff the events we select, and represent ACS at these events. Additionally, this person will become an active member of the Board to help promote our mission to protect whales, dolphins, porpoises and their habitats through public education, research grants and conservation actions.  

Download Board Member Application