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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 brochure 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
15 Nov 2023 Australian Super 13

An energetic group from AustralianSuper arrived at New Beach (near Princes Pier) in Port Melbourne, wondering what they would do for an hour's beach clean as the beach appeared completely clean.  

A full audit was conducted and here are some of the findings: 872 small soft plastic fragments, 477 small hard plastic fragments, 319 nurdles, 161 food wrappers, 117 pieces of polystyrene and 31 straws/pieces of straws.  In total, they removed 2577 pieces of plastic from this 'clean' beach.  Well done to this team!

 

03 Nov 2023 Ernst and Young 35

35 staff came out to clean some streets around South Melbourne.  Amongst other plastic rubbish, they collected 288 littered drink containers over 2 hours.  A great effort to clean the streets.

02 Nov 2023 Satterley 11

Amazing what a group can collect in an hour - and from a beach that had recently been cleaned by council machines. Over 500 pieces of plastic litter and over 100 pieces of broken glass, as well as tissues, socks, a bandage and hair ties.
St Kilda's 🐧🐧🐧🐧 and other marine creatures are grateful for the volunteer efforts of Satterley. Business groups make a great add-on to our community volunteer efforts. Thank you Satterley.

01 Nov 2023 Littlepay Pty Ltd 14

New Beach, Port Melbourne greeted 14 volunteers from Littlepay for an hour clean and full audit of litter collected. The following items were collected off what appeared to be a 'clean beach': 560 small hard plastic fragments, 285 small soft plastic fragments, 95 large hard plastic fragments, 128 large soft plastic fragments, 145 nurdles and 135 food wrappers TOTAL PIECES REMOVED = 1773  A big thank you to the team for their efforts!

27 Oct 2023 MLC Insurance 4

Many thanks to the 4 volunteers who helped clean litter from New Beach, Port Melbourne.  Although the rubbish collected didn't weiigh much, 1121 pieces were removed in the space of about an hour.  Of note, 396 small hard pieces of plastic, 281 nurdles and 138 microplastics were removed and won't be ingested by seabirds, fish or dolphins.  Great effort by three pairs of hands!  

20 Oct 2023 Macquarie 50

An enthusiastic group came out to help clean and audit litter found on 2 Port Melbourne beaches today near Princes Pier.  After an hour, the group had collected 5663 pieces, including 1253 hard small (less than 50mm in size) plastic fragments and 1374 nurdles. Although these items are small, they are commonly ingested by fish, seabirds and other marine life; therefore, removing them from our beaches/environment is vitally important.  Thanks to the team from MacQuarie for their efforts!

30 Jun 2023 Gentrack 8

Thanks to these volunteers from Gentrack who cleaned up a section of St Kilda beach. They removed over 1200 plastic items, plus lots of paper waste and tissues from this popular beach. Their efforts directly protect the Little Penguin colony and other sea creatures.

Most common items included food wrappers (242), small soft plastic fragments (167) and large soft plastic fragments (129) - if penguins use these in their burrows/nests, their eggs won't be kept warm and breeding will fail. Over 200 small and large hard plastic fragments were collected: if ingested, these can cause severe and painful internal injuries to sea birds or other creatures; potentially fatal.

Plastic straws and cutlery are still being collected, despite the ban in February. Hopefully fewer soon.

Once more, thank you to this company for giving volunteer time to help protect our environment.

16 Jun 2023 FactSet 13

An enthusiastic group of 13 helped clean New Beach and removed over 2045 pieces of litter including 457 nurdles, 362 small hard pieces of plastic and 158 food wrappers.  All of this in just over an hour from what appeared to be a 'clean beach' in Port Melbourne.  

24 May 2023 Dimensional Fund Advisors 5

These volunters collected 2129 peices of plastic off a Port Melbourne beach. Including 433 small bits of soft plastic, 168 large pieces of soft plastic, 424 bits of small hard plastic, 213 food wrappers, and 168 nurdles

21 Apr 2023 Mulesoft 14

14 volunteers spent, 50 minutes and performed a full audit of all the plastic pieces the found.   Overall they collected  2288 pieces incl 511 small hard, 443 small soft  & 170 nurdles