Phillip Island Nature Parks Volunteer Opportunities

Turn The Tide - Marine Debris Sorting


How does the role help protect nature for wildlife?

"When balloons fly, seabirds die" is a campaign launched by Phillip Island Nature Parks and Zoos Victoria. The Turn The Tide program aims to promote this campaign by monitoring local beaches and collecting, analysing and recording marine debris with hopes of stopping it at the source. 

What will I be doing?

  • Sorting marine debris into specific categories 
  • Analysing debris to find the original source
  • Recording data into national and local databases

When is this opportunity available

  • Marine debris sorting is held on the last Saturday of every month (except December). Once you have completed our online induction, you can get started in this role straight away. Look on the ‘Opportunities’ tab on the My Impact Page to learn more about what’s involved and sign up to get involved.

  turn the tide sorting