Waves of Waste Voluntary Surveyor

Location: Various locations, Yorkshire
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 regularly carrying out surveys?

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 them as well as disruption to the delicate food chains that everything (including us) rely on.

Yorkshire Wildlife Trust and Keep Britain Tidy are teaming up to improve marine litter data collection along the Yorkshire coastline and would like the help of passionate volunteers to become dedicated Waves of Waste Surveyors to help us achieve this.

By becoming a Waves of Waste Surveyor, you will help us to build a better picture of the issue, identifying items that are very prevalent on our beaches, enabling us to tackle the issue at source.

Anyone can be a Surveyor: all you need is enthusiasm, a pair of gloves and a bag. We will provide guidance on how to undertake Waves of Waste surveys for all volunteers. Our long-term goal is to establish a network of surveyors covering the entire length of the Yorkshire coastline.

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To apply for this role, please complete a volunteer application and return it to volunteering@ywt.org.uk