Frequently Asked Questions

General Questions

You can find various ways to volunteer by exploring the Get Involved dropdown above or our Events Calendar. 

Please visit our Corporate Opportunities page. If you have additional questions please email partnerships@saveourshores.org

You can find each team member’s email by visiting Our Team page. Additionally, you can call our office at 831 462 5660.

Please visit our educational programs page and fill out our Education Program Request Form. Have additional questions? Please contact Andrea, our Education Coordinator, at andrea@saveourshores.org.

You can purchase items by stopping by our office, office hours vary please contact volunteer@saveourshores.org to schedule a visit. We’re  located at 345 Lake Avenue Suite A in Santa Cruz. We are working on an e-store too!

For marine mammals please contact the Marine Mammal Center of Moss Landing immediately. You can call them at 831-633-6298. DO NOT approach the animal, give it plenty of space until help arrives.

For birds and other animals, in Santa Cruz County please contact Native Animal Rescue at 831-462-0726, in Monterey County please contact the SPCA Wildlife Rescue at 831-264-5427.

Cleanup Questions

Yes! The more the merrier! We only request that you let us know if you bring a group of 10+ so we can prepare supplies appropriately.

Upon arrival at the event’s meet up location, make sure you check for permit signs. Also, each event posted on our Events Calendar will provide details on parking if it’s limited or restricted.

We recommend wearing casual and comfortable clothes that are easy to wash as may be needed. Be sure to bring layers for warmth and sun protection, and wear closed toed shoes.

It’s not required! We provide gloves, grabbers, trash bags, buckets, data cards, and everything else required for a successful cleanup. However, if you have your own supplies, you are welcome to bring and use them. Please note that you must use the data cards we provide.

Save Our Shores cleanup events are rain or shine unless weather is predicted to be severe or dangerous. We will notify you of an event cancellation via our event calendar and on our FacebookInstagram, and Twitter. Registered participants will also receive an email.

Yes! We are always happy to be interviewed. Please just let us know ahead of time so we can prepare!

Yes, interested volunteers must register to join us by clicking the registration link in the event details from our Events Calendar.

We love dogs! As long as the dog remains on leash, dogs are most welcome at a beach cleanup on a dog-friendly beach.

Yes absolutely! Just make sure to bring your community service hours form and our Save Our Shores representative will sign it. If your child is under 18, be sure an adult can attend the cleanup with them.