Community-driven action for the islands and Salish Sea.

We wouldn’t be here without volunteer support! Volunteering is a great way to get your feet wet, learn more about the natural environment, and meet like-minded folx who are passionate about taking action!

New, online volunteer sign-up portal!

View a list of real-time needs and upcoming events.

Latest Volunteer News

Examples of Ongoing Opportunities


  • beach clean ups
  • event logistics
  • host an event—share your shoreline or property to Friendraise!
  • event photography
  • hang posters and flyers


  • attend local policy meetings to share your voice and be informed.
  • contribute pro bono expertise
  • serve on a program or board committee
  • issue-driven community and campaign outreach
  • attend and/or help facilitate rallies, parades, or protests
  • social media amplifiers and influencers


Field Work

  • invasive species surveys
  • forage fish site monitoring
  • plastic and trash surveys
  • shoreline and upland restoration work parties


Ready to get started? Visit our online volunteer portal to sign up, email us at [email protected], or join our e-news list below for monthly updates.

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Now more than ever Friends of the San Juans needs our support. Learn about the Friends, educate yourself, and you will inevitably want to be a Friend because that is who we turn to when we need support to protect this place.

Liza Michaelson

member, San Juan Island