Clean Ocean Action

COAST Campaign Volunteer Opportunity!

Does the following volunteer job description appeal to you? Do you want to help protect the ocean?

To sign up to volunteer for the C.O.A.S.T. Campaign, call our Education and Volunteer Coordinator at 732-872-0111, or send an email with "COAST" in the subject line to


Job Title:

  • Clean Ocean Action Shore Tips (C.O.A.S.T.) Volunteer


  • Reach out to citizens at beaches, beach clubs, festivals, and events to educate them about ocean pollution issues and to engage them in an effort to stop ocean pollution and industrialization

Major Responsibilities: 

  • Staff COA information tables
  • Speak to residents and visitors about current ocean pollution problems & solutions
  • Develop, Manage, and Sell COA merchandise

Time Commitments: 

  • 2-4 hours (depending on site or event)


  • Ability to clearly and accurately present and discuss issues through public speaking
  • Enthusiasm for the environment; knowledge of environmental issues a plus
  • Some physical ability to lift boxes of materials and merchandise and set up small displays

Training & Preparations:

  • All ages are welcome.  An adult volunteer must accompany students under 16 years of age. 
  • Group and private training provided in advance of volunteering. COA staff available for guidance.

Work Location: 

  • C.O.A.S.T. events are primarily in coastal New Jersey (summer). 
  • Other events and festivals are throughout the state of New Jersey.

Benefits to the Volunteer:

  • Learn about current environmental threats
  • Educate and motivate citizens to help protect the marine environment as part of a grassroots initiative
  • Make a difference in your community
  • Meet people who share goal to improve and protect the environment
  • Fulfill service hours
  • Gain work experience and new skills
  • Gain leadership skills

49 Avenel Blvd.
Long Branch, NJ 07740

Field Office:

Gateway National Recreation Area
Sandy Hook, New Jersey

Voice: (732) 872-0111
FAX: (732) 872-8041

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