About this opportunity
#SeaToSource is an initiative powered by Conservation Volunteers Australia, supporting everyday people to take action on one of the world’s most solvable environmental issues – ocean litter.
We’re committed to reducing the amount of plastic litter entering our creeks, rivers and oceans and reducing harm to the animals that call these places home. Plastic is around 60-95% of the litter in our waterways and oceans, and causes a wide range of issues in these environments.
We will be working along 4 incredible beaches in and around the Brisbane and Sunshine Coast regions to tackle ocean litter. These beaches include Golden Beach in Caloundra, Woorim Beach on Bribie Island, Queens Beach in Redcliffe and YEO Park in Victoria Point. As part of the day, you will be involved in a community clean up to reduce litter within the catchment. You will spend the morning removing litter and improving the environment for not only beach users, but will contribute directly to helping reduce the amount of litter entering the ocean. After the clean up, we will spend some time collecting data about the litter collected. We will do this so that we can learn more about the types of litter found on our beaches (and most importantly, how we can stop these items from entering the ocean to begin with!)
We will be running these clean ups on a monthly basis, alternating between locations and weekends/weekdays every month. Online/remote volunteering opportunities are also available. Contact [email protected] for more information.
So come along and help us to remove ocean litter from the sea, all the way back to the source!
A FEW THINGS TO REMEMBER:
- Registrations are essential. We will send more information on how to register once you submit a SEEK volunteer application.
- You are required to make your own way to and from the worksite.
- No previous experience is required. We will provide you with all the know-how on site.
- We can provide you with a certificate of appreciation for coming along and helping out (this looks great on a resume!)
NOTE: There is a strict limit of 15 volunteers for this project. All volunteers will be required to answer a COVID-19 questionnaire prior to participating.
This project received grant funding from the Australian Government.
Please wear sturdy shoes/boots, long pants, and long sleeve shirts. Hats, sunscreen, lunch and water are a must.
We will be running clean ups along beaches in the Brisbane and Sunshine Coast regions on a monthly basis, with each event running for approximately 3 hours. Online/remote volunteering opportunities are also available. Contact [email protected] for more information.Suitable for
- Families with Children
- Online & Remote Volunteers
- Travelling Volunteers
- Work Experience
- Younger volunteers, aged 14-18
- Education & Training
- Garden Maintenance
- Tour Guides, Information & Heritage
No prior experience necessary! Team Leaders will provide volunteers with safety inductions and training.