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Do you want to share your stoke? Volunteer with Surf Bus!


  • Can-do and stoked attitude

  • Enjoy working with/leading children

  • One (1) year minimum of daily ocean experience (body surfing, bodyboarding, ocean swimming, surfing, etc.)

  • Current CPR and First Aid certifications 

  • Be in good physical condition (part of the interview is passing a physical test that includes an ocean swim, soft sand run, ocean paddle, and a surf session)

  • Middle and high school students are eligible to volunteer (grown up kids, too :-D)

  • Reliable transportation to the beach 

  • Need to keep commitments -- the kids need our guidance!

On the Beach

  • Teach surfing with us at the beach (must be CPR certified)

  • Hold gromlets (itty-bitty kiddies) hands and jump over waves

  • Have boogie board races with kids *almost* ready to surf

  • Be a "board catch-n-return" on the beach when students lose their boards

  • Lead a beach clean-up

  • Load and unload equipment on the beach

  • Wash rashguards and rinse wetsuits

  • Take photos and video

In The Office

  • Enroll L.A. Recreation & Park Departments/Boys & Girls Clubs/Like-minded non-profits/after-school outreach

  • Organize and file waivers

  • Categorize and tally research

  • Grant writing, proposals, and research

  • Call LA's district leaders/elected officials for transportation support

Make it a Career

Have you discovered sharing your stoke and getting people reconnected with the water is your passion?

Surf Bus is a small team with BIG vision. If you have 5 years of daily surf experience, are certified in CPR and First Aid, and have a college degree or equivalent life experience creating systems and managing humans, this could be the career for you. Job duties are listed in the above sections and additionally, we collect data, chart transportation corridors to the beach, identify and write grants, and expand current programming.

Epic Skills & Certifications: CPR/First Aid, EMT, Master Dive or Rescue Diver certification, Water Safety Instructor, Ocean and/or Pool Lifeguard training, Water Safety Instructor, degrees or extensive experience in fitness/sociology/education/social work/hospitality/non-profit sector.

Compensation ranges from $16.63 to $25/hour based on skillset for part-time; possible to move to full-time salaried position starting between $36,000 to $40,000/year.

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