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Corporate Volunteering

BeachPatrol provides organisations with meaningful opportunities to give back to the community

Our corporate volunteering program

Activate, connect & engage

BeachPatrol's corporate volunteering program supports organisations in achieving their corporate social responsibility & sustainability goals. Activating colleagues in pursuit of a common goal is a great way to connect and build strong teams. Not to mention the positive impact on the environment!

"Thank you so much for a great and eye opening day! In my personal life I am so much more conscious of my behaviour and in our professional life we are motivated to make a difference!"

We can host education sessions about plastic litter and its impact to our environment and marine life.

We can also take staff out on a beach or street litter surveying experience. During these exercises your employees work in small groups along the beach or street to record the litter using BeachPatrol survey sheets. At the end of the survey the sheets are collated and the teams spend time categorising and documenting the litter picked up in that session. This provides a great engagement opportunity and raises awareness around how to reduce common problem waste items. 

A non-tax deductible donation is requested to support BeachPatrol's ongoing operational costs. For more details on our Corporate program, please download the PDF here.

Contact us for any questions and to discuss how BeachPatrol can support your organisation.


Recent Corporate Activities

Activity Date Company # of Volunteers Event Description Image
29 Nov 2022 Mars 9

9 Volunteers removed 1218 pieces of plastic from a Port Melbourne beach. 436 bits of hard plastic, 303 pieces of soft plastic, 129 food wrappers and more.

25 Nov 2022 Orora 20

We hosted a corporate clean at Sandringham beach last Friday with Mark and his team from Orora. The plan was to get together as a group and do a bit of good for the world. After 90 minutes of collecting 20 volunteers managed to pick up 16 bags of rubbish weighing 53.8kgs including 97 bottles and cans. 

22 Nov 2022 Zendesk 3

Full audit on the Port Melb beach near Station Pier, total 876 pieces including 231 hard small fragments, 151 microplastics and 57 hard large fragments.  We concentrated on the ‘upper’ tideline which was created from big patches of rainwater on the beach, sat down and picked the plastic from tree branches and twigs!

17 Nov 2022 Mulesoft 11

17 volunteers collected 6 bags of rubbish weighing 11.2 kgs including a partial audit = 1 glass bottle & 5 cans counted

11 Nov 2022 Finxl 13

13 Volunteers from Finxl came to  clean a Port Melbourne beach.    Between them they collected 3065 pieces of plastic from the sands.  When they got there they thought it was a clean beach, but after one hour they were shocked at how much plastic there is.

10 Nov 2022 Hitachi Vantara 5

Warm morning with blustery wind: very trying conditions. Undaunted, this team from Hitachi Vantara did an amazing job. The streets, carparks and laneways behind Acland Street haven't been this clean in living memory! Most of the large rubbish was collected there, including a large smashed storage tub: sharp shards that can inflict injuries on wildlife. Broken e-waste items and two shoes (not a pair!) were also collected. 

Crossing over to the beach, there were lots of fragments of soft and hard plastic, many still washing in from Port Phillip Bay after the October floods and more recent rain. Of note here: building waste such as tile spacers and caulking tube nozzle snips, two nappies (extra yuk factor) and a one-piece swimsuit.
Key statistics:, 16 bags of litter, mainly light weight plastics , 14 kg, 61 drink bottles and cans , 112 straws or fragments , 35 coffee cups and lids, 16 other cups and lids , 10 plastic cutlery , 23 sauce sachets, fish and lids, 530+ cigarette butts 

08 Nov 2022 Rubicon Water 19

19 Staff came out to clean a Port Melbourne beach of plastic.   They removed 3365 pieces of plastic in 1 hour.   Including 61 bottles and cans, 6 PPE items, 371 food wrappers, 273 peices of plastic bags and more

28 Oct 2022 Macquarie Capital 21

For this corporate clean we had 21 staff join us on the Sandridges Beaches in Port Melbourne.  We split into two groups and cleaned 2 of the Sandridge Beaches.   We picked up plastic rubbish that had been blown in from the recent flooding north of Melbourne and had then washed down the Yarra River to wash back onto the beaches.   We picked  up 2784 pieces of plastic and logged it into the LItterStopper app.   They included 608 small soft film, 317 items of large soft film and 631 food wrappers.

26 Oct 2022 Zendesk 10

Ten staff came  out for 2 hours to clean a beach in St Kilda.  They collected 5 BeachPatrol bags of plastic rubbish.

21 Sep 2022 Nielsen 16

16 people from Nielsen cleaned a St Kilda beach of plastic rubbish on this event.   They removed 1171 items including 39 bottles and cans, 10 ppe items, 22 coffee cups and 1100 cig butts.