How to Get Involved
Established in 1999, our organization has evolved to meet the interests and needs of the community. At our heart, we remain a volunteer-driven, educational organization and we want YOU to join our ranks. This year we have introduced a name change, the Shark River Sailing and Science Academy, to embrace our opportunity to physically enlarge the program to two locations.
Our organization promotes the health and vitality of the Shark River Bay and those who live, work and play on in and around it, by providing to all -- but especially to youth and families of limited means -- abilities and opportunities for adventures in sailing, kayaking, boarding and caring for our bay through classes, clean-ups and related eco-activities.
Become a Member
Getting reduced registration prices on Shark River Sailing and Science Academy classes.
Access to Sailboats, Kayaks, Stand-up Paddle boards during Member Sail hours.
A warm feelings from contributing to the healthy sustainment, education about, and enjoyment of the Shark River Inlet .
See other page for membership application. Dues are paid only after being accepted for a position.
Become a Sponsor
Gifts are vital to the endurance of our presence and ability to provide young people and families the program outlined on our website. If you are interested in learning more about ways to give, email .
If you have the means to donate please consider:
Corporate Sponsorship - Please Contact us via
Individual Donations - Please make checks payable to Friends of Belmar Harbor
Matching Gifts - Double the impact of your donation! Many companies sponsor matching gift programs that increase the impact of their employee’s donations.
Please specify if donations are unrestricted or restricted.
FOBH is a 501(c)3 tax exempt organization. Donations are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.
Donation via paypal, see button on the bottom of the page.
Since our founding we have relied upon friends and neighbors giving generously of their time, talent and treasure to carry out our mission. We have many ways in which you can get involved with a project that suits your interests and fits nicely with the time you have available. We guarantee plenty of fun.
Members can reduce their next year renewal cost up to $100 by banking volunteer hours.
Current Volunteer Needs:
Boat Captain Volunteer to adopt a particular boat(s) in our fleet. You will give what love and care you have talents for and identify needs that may require a specialist. Liaison with the Dock Master. If interested contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org
Fleet Manager Similar to a Captain position, we are looking for volunteers to review the various smaller crafts, identify issues and make small repairs. Feel free to find a partner to share this role. If interested contact us via email@example.com
Current Fleet Manager Openings include:
Pram Fleet, RIB fleet, Lasers, Hartleys
Outboard Specialist Do you know your way around an outboard motor? We very much need several people who can aid us with seasonal care and a go-to person for questions and advice ( and the ability to "turn the wrench" would be nice too!) If interested contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org
Non Sailing Positions There are a few openings for School Network Coordinator, Regatta Coordinator, Merchandising Coordinator, contact us via