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The Treasure Island Sailing Center (TISC) would not be possible without the many volunteers who put their time and energy into making our facility and programs accessible for everyone in the San Francisco Bay Area Community. We are always in need of people who want to help out--for one day or for an entire project.


Register to Volunteer!


The benefits of volunteering at TISC include:

  • A great way to meet people
  • Learn how to sail by taking one of our Adult Classes (volunteers get a discount!)
  • Choose which area you want to help out in and how involved you want to be:
    • working with kids
    • helping sailors with disabilities
    • improve the facility
    • help maintain boats for our classes
    • help with mailings and/or press releases

There are countless ways to help out regardless of whether or not you presently know how to sail. Below are some ways that you could spend your time helping TISC:


  • Instruction: teach new young sailors the basics of how to sail in Opti's, J24's, Access Dinghies, or FJ's-(note- volunteers must be experienced, certified as a Level I Instructor, and open to a background check if necessary)
  • Assistant Instructor: assist Sailing Instructors on shore and on the water


Volunteers for this committee coach, instruct, and support training and adaptive events. Boating, disadvantaged and engineering experiences welcome.

  • Instruction (coaching/teaching)
  • Assisting with instruction (Dock Buddies)
  • Paralympic team coaching
  • Organizing adaptive sailing events


As groups and/or organizations want to set up a race for their fleet at Treasure Island, those on the race committee make it happen. Volunteers work as a liaison between TISC & the fleet, set up & coordinate the race.

  • Principal Race Officer (PRO) - serving as coordinator for race events (scheduling, judging, etc.)
  • Regatta Chairperson
  • Serving as liaison between TISC and the participating race fleets prior to, during and after race events
  • Providing support for race day events (set up, race management, clean-up)


Involvement can range from membership growth, to event planning, to presenting to parties interested in the growth and development of the Treasure Island Sailing Center.

  • Event planning for fundraising events
  • Grant writing
  • Contact generation (Who do you know?)


The group is responsible for projects that improve and/or maintain the facility and equipment. In addition, they handle the upkeep and maintenance of the TISC facility and all boats.

  • Boat Yard Maintenance & Minor Improvements: (making signs, painting doors etc
  • Clean up (annual work day to improve general facility appearance)
  • Sail Boat Upkeep (helping to maintain Optimists, J24s, FJs)
  • Motor Boat Upkeep (Helping to maintain whalers etc.)
  • Project Management (getting new ramp installed, etc)


Every TISC event requires volunteers to assist with set up, take down, food prep, activities, registration, boat drivers, etc. Volunteers are needed for the following TISC events as well as representation for TISC at local events. Please visit our events page for dates and event descriptions. Click here for more information on events

  • Opening Day
  • National Safe Boating Day
  • Sailstice
  • Big Team Regatta
  • Lights on after School
  • Local resource fairs to promote TISC programs to  bay area youth and families
  • Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon to promote TISC programs, sell beer and water, and dive media boats. 


This group handles the marketing and public relations on the organization and its programs by assisting with newsletters, press releases, and communicating with the media about upcoming events.

  • Design and management of the website
  • Writing/publication of New Horizons
  • Distribution of the New Horizons newsletter
  • Event planning
  • Distribution & follow up of press releases to TV, Radio, newspapers, magazine companies


These volunteers would assist with various administrative needs in the office.

  • Database management using Salesforce
  • Filling and organization  
  • Data entry for registration documents and surveys
  • Mail merges and mailings
  • Printing and folding promotional materials


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