Waves of Waste Volunteer Coordinator

As part of the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust’s 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.

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 the death of marine creatures that ingest it as well as disruption to the delicate food chains that everything (including us) rely on.

We are currently looking for Volunteer Coordinators to lead our Beach Clean days, and to:

  • Organise and deliver quarterly beach cleans for their allocated site(s)
  • Be responsible for ensuring the safety of volunteers on the day
  • Assist YWT staff with advertising beach cleans to encourage lots of support
  • Get involved in the promotion of the project and YWT’s Living Seas work through engaging with other volunteers and members of the public
  • Maintain and store the beach cleaning kit where necessary

We currently run regular beach cleans at some of our flagship sites such as Spurn NNR, Flamborough, Bridlington and Filey and these events are core activities within our awareness programme, not only helping to rid the sites of litter but also enabling us to engage with people from all ages and across the county. 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.

If you are interested in joining the fight against waste on our beaches and would like to find out more, then we would love to hear from you!

How to Apply

For more information on this volunteer role, and to apply, please visit our website

Please mention ConservationJobs.co.uk when applying for this job!


Doc Waves of Waste Volunteer Coordinator  

Key Information


Yorkshire Wildlife Trust




Part Time


Entry Level


Conservation, Ecology, Environment, Marine Conservation, Nature & Wildlife


East Yorkshire Coast, United Kingdom

Application Deadline:

Not specified, apply soon.