ID: 157841

Volunteers to clean up Breakfast Creek, Brisbane

Environment & Conservation One off - an event Across: Brisbane City QLD, Herston QLD, Newmarket QLD, Wilston QLD, Windsor QLD

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.

As part of the day, you will be involved in a community clean up to reduce litter within the catchment. Working by the tranquil banks of Breakfast Creek, you will spend the day removing litter and improving the environment for the river's inhabitants. 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 river (and most importantly, how we can stop these items from entering our waterways to begin with!)

We will be running clean ups along Breakfast Creek twice a month on a Tuesday in 4 different suburbs including Wilston, Newmarket, Windsor and Herston, areas where the creek runs through. Contact [email protected] for more information.

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.


Additional requirements

Please wear sturdy shoes/boots, long pants, and long sleeve shirts. Hats, sunscreen, lunch and water are a must.

Time Required

We will be running clean ups along Breakfast Creek twice per month on a Tuesday. Each event will be split into two sessions: a morning and afternoon session, with each session running for approximately 3 hours. You can choose to attend 1 of the 2 sessions or attend both if you feel. Online/remote volunteering opportunities are also available. Contact [email protected] for more information.

Suitable for
  • Families with Children
  • Travelling Volunteers
  • Work Experience
  • Younger volunteers, aged 14-18
Type of work
  • Education & Training
  • Garden Maintenance
  • Tour Guides, Information & Heritage
Training

No prior experience necessary! Team Leaders will provide volunteers with safety inductions and training.