ID: 170234

Volunteers needed to collect litter data!

Environment & Conservation One off - a few hours Across: Sydney NSW, Campbelltown NSW, Bankstown NSW, Hornsby NSW, Ryde NSW, Sutherland NSW, Parramatta NSW

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 are working along 8 major waterways around Australia to tackle ocean litter. In NSW, our focus is on the Georges River and the Parramatta River and their surrounding catchments.

So we're calling on the people of Sydney to go for a walk of your local areas - this might be your local streets, parks, or even rivers and beaches! - and to pick up litter as you go. With the use of an app called LitterStopper, we are then asking people to record information about litter you find. This will help us to map the type and amount of litter within our catchments and ultimately help to stop it at its source!

We can provide you with a certificate of appreciation in recognition of your volunteering.

Additional requirements

Please adhere to any COVID-19 restrictions and/or Public Health Orders in your local area. Visit for more information.

Time Required

The time required is flexible and completely up to you. Clean up for as little or as long as you like!

Suitable for
  • Families with Children
  • Groups of 10 or more
  • Online & Remote Volunteers
  • Skilled Volunteers
  • Younger volunteers, aged 14-18
Type of work
  • Education & Training
  • Garden Maintenance
  • Sport & Physical Activity
  • Tour Guides, Information & Heritage

No prior experience necessary! We will provide a how-to guide on how to use the LitterStopper app once you have submitted your Seek application..