Clean Ocean Action

VOLUNTEER JOB DESCRIPTION FOR CLEAN OCEAN ACTION:
SWEEPS VOLUNTEER PARTICIPANT

Job Title:

  • Volunteer participant in Clean Ocean Action Beach Sweeps.

Supervisor:

  • Beach Captain at local Beach Sweeps Site, who represent Clean Ocean Action.

Goal:

  • Participate in a beach cleanup as part of statewide effort to stop ocean pollution. 
  • The information you collect about debris at your local site will help spread the message about the dangers of litter in the marine environment.  In 2012 during the fall Beach Sweep alone volunteers removed 147,800 pieces of debris, including brake shoes, a boomerang, tanning goggles and a fully decorated Christmas tree!

Major Responsibilities:

  • Pick-up and separate trash
  • Accurately write/record items on data card (provided by Clean Ocean Action)
  • Follow any other instructions given by Beach Captain
  • Time Commitments: 
    2 Saturdays each year (in late April and late October)
    9am-12:30pm

Qualifications:

  • Physical ability to walk the beach; some ability needed to lift medium size bags of trash
  • Enthusiasm for the environment
  • Ability to clearly and accurately record items collected on data card

Training & Preparations:

  • All ages welcome.  Volunteers should bring/wear garden or latex gloves, dress for the weather, wear closed, hard-soled shoes, and attend rain or shine.  Specific guidelines and instructions will be provided by the Beach Captain at the site you attend.

Work Location:

  • Local ocean, lake, river, or stream shore at 72 locations up and down the Jersey Shore.

Benefits to the Volunteer:

  • Remove tons of debris that litters beaches and endangers marine life
  • Make a difference in your community
  • Be part of a statewide and international (in the fall) event
  • Meet people who share goal to improve and protect the environment
  • Fulfill service hours

Find out more:  Contact education@(Spam protected email address)cleanoceanaction.org

18 Hartshorne Drive, Suite 2
Highlands, NJ 07732
Voice: (732) 872-0111
FAX: (732) 872-8041


Charity Navigator, "Your Guide to Intelligent Giving"

A member of Earth Share of New Jersey