Waves of Waste Volunteer Coordinator

Marine litter is one of the biggest threats facing the global marine environment, not only does it look unpleasant but the build up of plastics in our seas causes death of marine creatures that ingest it as well as disruption to the delicate food chains that everything (including us) rely on.

As part of the Yorkshire Wildlife Trusts’ Living Seas awareness and research work we are keen to raise the profile of the marine litter issue and by doing so encourage people to take direct action to combat it.

We currently run regular beach cleans at some of our flagship sites such as Spurn NNR, Flamborough, Bridlington and Filey and these events have become one for the core activities within the awareness programme and have not only helped to rid the sites of litter but have also allowed us to engage with people from all ages and from across Yorkshire. However, along the 45 miles of Yorkshire’s coastline there are countless other sites which we do not currently have the capacity to cover. Our long-term goal is to have a network of coordinators to cover as many sites as possible and through these coordinators organise at least quarterly cleans of each site with members of the public.

Are you passionate about protecting marine wildlife? Are you fed up of seeing Yorkshire’s coastline covered in plastics & polystyrene? Could you help us to tackle marine litter by volunteering to organise Beach Cleans? Then, our Waves of Waste volunteer coordinator role would be perfect for you!

How to Apply

For more information and to apply for this volunteer role please visit Yorkshire Wildlife Trust website

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Key Information


Yorkshire Wildlife Trust




Part Time


Entry Level, Graduate, Mid Level


Biodiversity, Climate Change, Marine Conservation, Nature & Wildlife, Research, Workshop & Practical Skills


Various along the Yorkshire Coast, United Kingdom

Application Deadline:

Not specified, apply soon.