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WA Beach Clean-Up Volunteer

  • Location: Melville WA
  • Commitment: One off - an event
  • Category: Environment & Conservation
  • Time Required

    Saturday 10 & Sunday 11 October 2020

  • Type of work
    • Fundraising & Events
    • Garden Maintenance
  • Training

    Tangaroa Blue will provide information about how to run a clean-up and has fact sheets and videos on

  • Reimbursement

    Some events will provide refreshments but it is up to the event coordinator(s).

  • Requirements

    No qualifications or experience required, Tangaroa Blue will provide instructions on how to run the clean-up and collect and submit the data. We also provide a clean-up kit. Anyone that is able to collect debris or sort, count and record the types of debris found can participate and make a positive contribution to protecting our coasts and oceans.

National environmental organisation, Tangaroa Blue Foundation, is calling on citizen scientists, schools, community groups, corporate groups, families and ocean lovers across the state to register for the 2020 WA Beach Clean-Up event on Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 October.

The community can participate by organising a clean-up at their favourite section of coastline and registering their chosen site . Clean-ups can also extend to estuaries and inland rivers, streams and other waterways. We are seeking volunteers from all walks of life to get involved and help remove marine debris from the coast, to collect data on what is being found and to submit it to the Australian Marine Debris Initiative (AMDI) Database. We can then start to work on solutions to stop the flow of litter at the source. It costs nothing to participate and all materials, volunteer insurance and logistical support is provided.

In 2018, more than one thousand people from across the community spent over 2,500 volunteer hours at 120 clean-up events and scoured more than 161 km of coastline. A total of 58,097 items, weighing in at 5,114 kg, were removed and audited by volunteers.

Marine debris is an international problem, but Australians taking action in their local area can lessen the impacts and help to create change. Every piece of rubbish removed from the beach means less opportunity for marine animals to be impacted through ingestion or entanglement. The data that is collected also helps to track litter to its source and create programs to change behaviour and stop rubbish at the source.

You can not apply for this role as it is no longer available.