Current Volunteer Opportunities

Do you love the islands and Salish Sea and want to connect with like-minded people? Are you interested in serving on our Board or a committee? There are many ways to get involved, and we would love your support! Bonus: volunteer 4 hours or more per year, and you’ll receive an automatic membership with Friends. Friends’ members receive first-dibs access to sweet events like boat tours and island day trips.

Current Volunteer Needs:

  • Board and Committee Members — We seek locally engaged community members who are passionate about integrating diversity, equity, and inclusion into the environmental justice sector, as well as individuals with expertise in fundraising, finance, and educational curricula.
  • Data Entry — Remote or in-person, assist with data entry tasks related to communications and outreach. Excel experience preferred.
  • Office hospitality — Provide 5-12 hours per week of office reception to greet visitors and support Friends of the San Juans gratitude efforts and SWAG distribution. 
  • Spanish Translation — seeking proficient proofreading or written content translation. Join our list of Spanish interpreters, on-call for virtual or in-person events, or to translate written materials to make education and outreach more accessible for all of us in and around the islands! 
  • ASL Interpreters — Join our list of American Sign Language interpreters on-call for virtual or in-person events. Event timing will range. We will add you to our interest list and email you as opportunities arise. 
  • Beach Clean-Ups — We host several beach cleanups throughout the year. Email us to get on the list and be the first to know about these great opportunities to connect with like-minded community members, learn more about shoreline habitat, and keep plastics and waste out of island and Salish Sea ecosystems.
  • Boat Hosts — Would you consider using your boat to transport Friends staff for inter-island restoration projects? Or perhaps host a small group for an educational eco-tour? Possibilities for both sailing and motorboats. Must pass a WA State Background Check and application process. If interested, we will add your name to our interest list and email you as opportunities arise.
  • Stuff and Stamp Parties — Occasionally, we need help stuffing and stamping envelopes for mailings and outreach. We try to make it fun with chocolate, music, and good conversation and company!
  • Poster and Signage Distribution — Help us spread the word around the islands about events by hanging posters and flyers.
  • Event Photographer — Capture the fabulous community-driven spirit via photography at Friends’ events!
  • Social Media Amplifiers and Influencers — Help get the word out and amplify environmental calls to action on Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn, and other platforms.

Ready to Get Started?!

New, online volunteer sign-up portal! View a list of real-time needs and upcoming events, and sign-up! Email [email protected] with questions.

More News from Friends …

I want the beach to be able to be here for my grandchildren… for my nieces, nephews, and godchildren. That’s when we made the decision to contact Friends of the San Juans.

Mariluz Villa

member, Brown Island