Gain Valuable Experience with Save The Bay’s Office Volunteer Program

Office volunteers
Gain valuable experience as an office volunteer with Save The Bay.

Are you looking to build your resume while contributing to a thriving San Francisco Bay? Apply to one of the following teams in our OFFICE VOLUNTEER PROGRAM!

  • Communications
  • Development
  • Habitat Restoration
  • Policy- Pollution Prevention
  • Policy- Bay Fill Prevention

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Enthusiasm for Save The Bay’s mission and programs
  • Availability for 10-12 weeks, 20 hours /week during the fall and winter; 30 hours /week in the summer
  • Strong writing, research and organizational skills
  • Completion of at least three years of undergraduate education
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Ability to complete tasks independently and work well in a team
  • Interest in San Francisco Bay environmental issues

VOLUNTEER POSITIONS

COMMUNICATIONS

Save The Bay’s Communications team works closely with Policy, Habitat Restoration, and Development staff to engage constituents around our key issues. This highly collaborative and creative team is seeking volunteers to help tell the stories of protecting and restoring San Francisco Bay.

Outreach focus:
Outreach Volunteers work with the Communications team to engage Save The Bay’s volunteers through online communications, data management, and community engagement. This year, over 5,000 adult and youth volunteers will work with Save The Bay to restore over 120 acres of vital Bay habitat. Outreach Volunteers focus on engaging these restoration volunteers through a number of tasks, including utilizing online tools for volunteer appreciation, updating Salesforce database with volunteer data, organizing the photo database, contributing to Save The Bay’s blog, and representing Save The Bay at events.

Social Media focus:
Social Media Volunteers work with the Communications team to maintain an active and meaningful presence on our social media channels. Save The Bay uses many social media platforms, including Facebook and Twitter, to engage with our constituents, reporters and other organizations, showcase the expertise of our staff, and drive action on our core programs and policy areas. Social Media Volunteers focus on enhancing our social media communications through a number of tasks, including researching and developing post and tweet content for Facebook and Twitter, tracking account analytics using Sprout Social and Facebook Insights, engaging with fans/followers and cultivating conversation on our social channels , and assisting Communications staff with organizing incoming social media requests and opportunities.

DEVELOPMENT
The Development and Grant Writing Volunteers work with Save The Bay’s Development team to support strategic fundraising campaigns targeting corporate, foundation, and individual supporters. As a member of our dynamic team, the volunteers assist with grant writing; conduct grant and donor research; supports donor outreach and communications efforts; advances knowledge of Salesforce and help maintain data; write acknowledgement letters; and perform various administrative duties in support of fundraising campaigns as assigned.

HABITAT RESTORATION
The Habitat Restoration Volunteers work with Save The Bay’s Habitat Restoration Department to help with various field and office work related to our Community-Based Restoration programs. As a member of the largest team at Save The Bay, the Habitat Restoration Volunteers assist in office tasks such as building coordination materials for public and corporate programs; cleaning and weighing seed collections; updating seed inventory; maintaining contact data entry; and other general administrative duties.

In the field, depending on the season, volunteers may help with outplanting at project sites; spring site maintenance including weeding and watering seedlings; seed collection; and plant propagation tasks at STB’s nurseries; including seed sowing, transplanting, divisions, fertilization, culling, and nursery maintenance.

POLICY
The Environmental Policy Volunteers work as part of Save The Bay’s Policy Department focusing either on our pollution prevention, bay fill prevention and/or restoration finance initiatives. As a member of a small team of enthusiastic and dedicated advocates, the Environmental Policy Volunteers are responsible for conducting research, assisting in implementation of priority projects and providing support for our grassroots and communications objectives.

Pollution prevention focus:
Pollutants flowing from our streets and storm drains threaten water quality in the Bay on daily basis. The Clean Bay Project is our campaign to support innovative and effective pollution prevention programs at the municipal level. By working collaboratively with city and county government and community stakeholders to implement effective policies, we are making dramatic strides to improve the health of our wetlands, Bay shoreline, and local waterways. Learn more about our pollution prevention work.

Bay fill prevention / Restoration funding focus:
Save The Bay’s major Bay Fill Prevention initiative is our campaign to stop Cargill’s plans to fill in as many as two square miles of restorable San Francisco Bay salt ponds in Redwood City with thousands of houses (www.DontPaveMyBay.org). We also monitor numerous development proposals throughout the San Francisco Bay shoreline, taking action to protect the Bay from being filled or otherwise impacted by inappropriate development.

In addition to our Bay Fill Prevention work, one of the major challenges facing the restoration of the Bay shoreline is the lack of local funding to restore shoreline areas already under public ownership. This position works on both of these crucial policy areas, helping Save The Bay reach our goal of establishing 100,000 acres of wetlands around San Francisco Bay.

HOW TO APPLY
Our volunteer program operates in three cycles throughout the year –Winter, Summer, & Fall. Check our jobs page and follow us on Facebook  and Twitter to learn about application deadlines. Please contact info@saveSFbay.org for further questions.