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Review for Surfrider Foundation, San Clemente, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I initially got involved with the local San Francisco chapter of Surfrider eight years ago to help redesign their website. I went on to be the chapter's volunteer coordinator and eventually the chairman. For beach lovers, surfers and ocean sports people, and anyone who understands the threat our oceans and coastlines is currently under, I can't think of an organization that is better at raising awareness on the issues that matter to me quite like Surfrider. This organization has mobilized members in hundreds of locales on hundreds of issues, and has proven an adaptable organization whose focus is both resolved to protect oceans and coastlines, but also whose campaigns are flexible enough to change with member inputs and the energy of the constituency. If you want to get involved in these issues, I'd challenge you to find a better platform to have your voice heard and see your ideas mobilized into supported action.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

passionate and fun-loving folks who want to both build a local community around like-minded locals, but also people who are passionate about giving their time to a meaningful cause.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Hire a full-time employee for the major chapters who could dedicate time throughout the week to seeing through the dozens of good, local improvement ideas that go unfinished due to volunteer time constraints.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

Role:  Volunteer & Volunteer Coordinator, Chairman.