VOLUNTEER

Photo courtesy Latitude 38 Media

At the Sailing Science Center our volunteers make everything possible! The SSC is now at more than eighty team members and growing. Volunteers enjoy monthly educational, social and sailing events where they can meet and mingle with other contributors.

Click here to get involved!


We're looking for people who have positive attitudes, are responsive, and maintain high standards of integrity and accountability. We seek both both individuals and groups. Below is a sampling of the roles we're looking to fill.

POSTINGS

ONGOING ROLES

Event Volunteers (Docent-Explainers) (Posted August 29, 2021)

We are seeking volunteers who want to spend time with people sharing the Sailing Science Center's exhibits. Volunteers will interact with both children and adults. Pop-up events are being held roughly monthly and currently require a staff of 6-8 volunteers. Our goal is a corps of 24 volunteers who can staff events. Expected time commitment: One day every one to three months. Click here to apply.

Graphic Artist (Posted July 13, 2021)

We are seeking a volunteer who can help with graphic design. The role will include designing graphics for the newsletter, videos, banners, cards, and more. Expected time commitment: 4-8 hours per month.  Click here to apply.

Google Apps Script Developer (Posted April 12, 2020)

We are seeking a volunteer with experience in Google Apps Script (like Java Script) to write Google Sheets automation macros. Expected time commitment: Variable, depending on how deep we go. Click here to apply.

Public Relations (Posted September 10, 2019)

We are seeking a person who is passionate about spreading the word of a cause they believe in. Their primary responsibilities would include researching and managing potential news outlets and promoting stories about the Sailing Science Center. Bonus points for developing a strategy for the type of content that will hook journalists. Expected time commitment: 2-3 hours per week. Click here to apply.

 

Volunteer Coordinator (Posted September 20, 2019)

We are seeking a volunteer to help with outreach to new volunteer applicants, finding best fits, on-boarding selected candidates, and managing those people to make productive contributions. This role requires an independent and responsible worker. It is anticipated to evolve into a paid position in the next 12 months. Expected time commitment: 0-8 hours per week depending on signups, which peak when we hold events. Click here to apply. Position Filled!

Email Marketing Analyst (Posted July 13, 2019)

We are seeking a volunteer with expertise in Microsoft Excel to create models to track and understand email marketing trends. Expected time commitment: 2-4 hours initially. 1-2 hours per month thereafter. Click here to apply. Position Filled!

Non-Profit Finance Specialist

We are seeking a volunteer with financial experience in the non-profit sector. Expected time commitment: 2-4 hours per month. Click here to apply. Position Filled.

 

PROJECTS

Organize SSC Images Folder

We are seeking a volunteer with expertise in organizing and managing computer files to organize and tag images in the SSC Images Folder. Expected time commitment: 4-6 hours. Click here to apply.

Design SSC Thank You Notes

We are seeking a volunteer with expertise in the graphic arts to create one or more unique and classy designs for our SSC Thank You Notes. Expected time commitment: 2-6 hours. Click here to apply. Position Re-Opened!

Design SSC Birthday Cards

We are seeking a volunteer with expertise in the graphic arts to create one or more unique and classy designs for our SSC Birthday Cards. Expected time commitment: 2-6 hours. Click here to apply. Position Re-Opened!

Design SSC Holiday Cards

We are seeking a volunteer with expertise in the graphic arts to create one or more unique and classy designs for our SSC Holiday Cards. Expected time commitment: 4-8 hours. Click here to apply. Position Re-Opened!

Create an SSC Wikipedia Page

We are seeking a volunteer with writing expertise to create an SSC Wikipedia page. Expected time commitment: 8-16 hours. Position Re-Opened!

Database/Cloud Solutions Expert

We are seeking a volunteer with expertise in database and cloud solutions for researching, recommending, and setting up a database for tracking and managing the SSC exhibit development. Expected time commitment: 4-8 days. Click here to apply. Position Open

VOLUNTEER EVENTS

 

SSC volunteer events are designed to create community and give back to our volunteers, while accomplishing productive work or helping us to learn more about the aspects of our mission. Volunteer events are designed to fall into one of these categories:

Service Events - Outings to support the SSC mission or public service.

Educational Events - Outings to local museums or going to hear speakers.

Sailing Events - Outings on San Francisco Bay on donated boats.

Cultivation Events - Outings to build relationships with community members and friend organizations.

Social Events - Potlucks, parties and other social gatherings.