Volunteer and Board Member Opportunities

Dear Members and Friends of SF Bay ACS Chapter

For all my wonderful friends who have been involved in the SF Bay American Cetacean Society Chapter I have exciting news!  A group of people dedicated to the goals of SF Bay ACS has been laying the groundwork for a new period of growth for our Chapter.  We are formalizing the Chapter’s structure and procedures and reaching out to you to become involved!  To be successful we need those of you who both appreciate our work and have some time to give to consider what role you might play.

We hope you will become a volunteer – either to help with the daily nuts and bolts of the chapter or to take on one of our leadership roles.  I briefly explain some of these roles below, but if you are interested please explore the attached PDF descriptions.

If you are new to SF Bay ACS or just want to test the waters you can start on a limited scale, as a nuts and bolts volunteer.  We will find ways for you to apply your particular skills and knowledge.

We need a few well-organized people to take on our Presentation and Education Committees to maintain our beloved monthly speaker programs and to develop and expand our education programs through new speaking opportunities, school visits, and tabling at regional events.  You could join our Volunteer Committee and help to develop new opportunities, recruit and train new volunteers, and match each volunteer to their ideal job.  Or if you prefer a behind-the-scenes role and have a head for numbers we need just a couple people for a Finance Committee to be responsible for our donations, grants, annual budget, and other financial concerns.

If you are ready to take on a larger commitment we need several dedicated and skilled visionaries who appreciate and believe in the work we do to step up and become Board members.  Board members will share the responsibility to guide the Chapter and plan for its future.

Now I’m sure that any of you who know our Chapter might say “Hey!  Doesn’t Lynette do all those jobs?”  That’s why I am especially excited to announce that I am withdrawing from my administrative responsibilities so that I can expand my efforts toward research and conservation  So over the coming months, as others step up I will help them learn the ropes and ease out of my current roles.  My goal is to be finished with this transition by the end of 2015.

I am excited.  Our chapter is strong and our impact is unlimited as long as we tap the vision and creativity of those in the Bay Area who care about cetaceans. So please view our positions and step forward.  And if you think of a new way you can help our chapter, let us know and we will do our best to fit you in a role where you can pursue your dream.  Then, if you have a friend who might want to be involved, tell them about our work.

Below are brief descriptions of some of the positions needed. Full descriptions with applications are the attached PDFs. Please feel free to contact me with any questions. We look forward to working with you!


Lynette R. Koftinow

President San Francisco Bay Area Chapter

*SF Bay ACS Chapter: Board Member

Purpose of the Board

The purpose of the Board of Directors of the SF Bay American Cetacean Society Chapter is, in good faith, to guide the SF Bay American Cetacean Society Chapter.

  *Responsibilities, Length of Term, Meetings, Time Commitment detailed information and Application:


ACS-SFBay Area Chapter Board Application

*SF Bay ACS Chapter: Volunteer

*Volunteer Application:        ACSSF-Application-Vol+Naturalist.v02