Volunteer Coordinator

Friends of the Bay

Oyster Bay, New York

Job Type Temporary
Salary Details $20/hour
Deadline May 31, 2024
Required Experience 0 - 1 years

Applicants must be local. Please not do apply if you do not live on Long Island.

Who we are:

Friends of the Bay is an environmental conservation and advocacy organization located in Oyster Bay, NY. Our mission is to preserve, protect and restore the ecological integrity and productivity of the Oyster Bay/Cold Spring Harbor Estuary and the surrounding watershed. We accomplish this through water quality monitoring, advocacy, and outreach.

Friends of the Bay participates in water quality monitoring of Oyster Bay and Cold Spring Harbor; advocates for environmentally sustainable development; works with governments at all levels; supports legislation that protects our waterways and watershed; partners with residents and other organizations on conservation projects; engages with the local community through beach cleanups, speaker events and other outreach activities.

The Position:

Friends of the Bay is seeking an enthusiastic, outgoing, and self-motivated individual to serve as Volunteer Coordinator for our various water quality, volunteer, and outreach programs.

This is a full-time position (40 hours per week) located in Oyster Bay, NY. Occasional work on weekends, evenings and early mornings is required.

The position is for 15 months starting in May of 2024. 

Compensation is $20 per hour.


  • Bachelor’s degree (preferably in the field of environmental studies or conservation).
  • Possesses a driver’s license and reliable means of transportation.
  • Can work well independently.
  • Is comfortable working with people of all ages and from all types of backgrounds.
  • Is organized and can effectively multitask.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Publisher).

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience training and coordinating volunteers.
  • Experience with public speaking and presenting.


  • Recruiting, coordinating, and training all volunteers for water quality monitoring, outreach events, and office help.
  • Coordinating staff and volunteers for the Unified Water Study water quality monitoring program from April through October.
  • Organizing Friends of the Bay’s volunteer database
  • Learning how to use and manage Better Impact volunteer software
  • Participating in water quality monitoring events as needed.
  • Organizing and running monthly beach cleanups.
  • Representing Friends of the Bay at outreach events and environmental expos.
  • Giving presentations about Friends of the Bay and environmental topics to local organizations and school groups.
  • Expanding Friends of the Bay’s volunteer base to include and provide opportunities to individuals from underserved and underrepresented communities
  • Assisting with office administration


This position includes paid time off and holidays.

Health insurance is the responsibility of the applicant.


To apply for this position please email a resume, cover letter, and list of references to c.suter@friendsofthebay.org 

When you apply, please indicate that you are responding to the posting on Conservation Job Board.

Category Admin & Leadership
Tags Outreach