Website surfriderpbc Surfrider Foundation Palm Beach County Chapter

"Protecting the oceans, waves and beaches through a powerful activist network"

Position Title: Rise Above Plastics Chair (RAP)

Reports to: Chapter Executive Board

Overview of position:

The role of the RAP chair is to promote recycling and plastic pollution awareness to the community through community outreach events.

Essential Functions:

  • Ability to host two events a year (“Raptober“)
  • Ability to tactfully reach out to legislators and local government

Marginal Functions:

  • Stay up-to-date on Surfrider Foundation’s Rise Above Plastics program

Time Required

1-4 hours per month (depending on the season, and how busy the chapter is.)


  • Passion about raising awareness against plastic pollution
  • Work well with the Chairperson or Chapter Admin
  • Have knowledge or experience planning events/ public speaking

Physical/Age Requirements



  • Planning
  • Public speaking/ government / public relations
  • Ability to communicate marketing needs with printing vendors

Experience/Training Required



Have a sense of urgency, accountability and ability to deliver a finished project when necessary.

Benefits to the Volunteer

  • Opportunities to interact with various high-level Surfrider Foundation contacts, including National HQ as well as decision-makers in local, state and federal government.
  • Resume builder

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