Sunday, January 29, 2012

Welcome, Portland Chapter!

The Portland, Oregon Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation held their annual planning retreat this weekend. The Chapter's leadership team decided to bring the Surfrider Foundation Music Outreach Program to Portland!

The below is reposted from the Surfrider Oregon blog. Please share the news with your networks - help us find a Music Outreach Program Coordinator for the Portland Chapter!

The Portland Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation is looking for a new Music Outreach Program Coordinator. The Music Outreach Program started in 2007 and works with touring and local musicians to bring the Surfrider message to fans and concertgoers. 

MOP has given our volunteers access to shows by Donavon Frankenreiter, Colbie Caillat, Brian Wilson, Brett Dennen, State Radio, and many more. We need a new person to organize and attend these shows and events! 

The position involves not just running a table at shows, but also recruiting volunteers and training them. You’ll work independently, but under the advisement of MOP founder Nicole Parisi-Smith (currently based in Portland, Oregon). 

It’s an excellent opportunity to get more involved with Surfrider, learn skills, make contacts, and, of course, get free concert tickets! (Like all chapter roles, this position is volunteer.) 

• - Enjoy live music and already go to shows of your own accord, and follow tour schedules and artist nonprofit interests 
• - Able to stay out late on weeknights 
• - Comfortable directing volunteers and interacting with the public 
• - Proactive, dependable, timely, and organized 
• - Be a Surfrider Foundation member (previous volunteer experience strongly preferred) 

Preferred candidates will also have regular access to a car, as some venues are not public transit-accessible. 

Interested candidates should contact Nicole Parisi-Smith at

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Congratulations, Keely!

We are excited to share that San Francisco Chapter Music Outreach Program volunteer extraordinaire Keely Gerhold has moved to Portland, Maine to join the Reverb team as the Tour Greening Logistics and Office Operations Coordinator!

Reverb shared the news in today's Reverb e-newsletter.

Please join us in congratulating her!

If you're a regular reader of our blog then you've seen her show reports! You can find her bio here on the Reverb Who We Are page, where she gave us a shout out:)

We are so excited for you, Keely!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

The Sweet Bones, Realstar Movement, WaitingRoom - San Francisco Community Music Center - 1/12/2012

The San Francisco Chapter is the beneficiary of a free, all ages concert happening this Friday, January 13, 2012 at the San Francisco Community Music Center (544 Capp at 20th St) from 8-11:30. Join Us! You'll be treated to some great music from an all girl rock band called WaitingRoom, a Latin American rock bank called The Sweet Bones, and a hip hop rock group called The Realstar Movement. Thanks to San Francisco Chapter member and Music Outreach Program volunteer Nick Arlas for putting this event together!