Here at MCS, we have found that people power really brings about change for the better - convincing Governments of the need for a marine act, helping supermarkets to see the need to source sustainable seafood, and informing public opinion more widely. Sea Champions are helping us achieve just that by bringing about positive change in their communities.
Not only will you make a difference to the future for our seas, you’ll get support from one of our Volunteer Managers, meet like-minded people and will gain new skills through on the spot training.
Whether you are retired, a student or a professional, anybody can get involved.
What can I do?
You can get involved in as little or as much as you like and support us in a variety of ways depending on what appeals to you, whether that’s organising hands-on beach cleans or participating in national campaigns, giving talks, attending local events, raising funds or promoting sustainable seafood choices in your local community. However you choose to help there are plenty of opportunities to suit everyone and we are also keen to hear what you have to offer!
Come into our office
If you live near Ross-on-Wye, why not come into to our main office and help us out? We always need a hand with data entry, packing cuddly turtles, sending out letters and filing. Even a couple of hours a month would really make a big difference. Get in touch< to find out more.
How much time will I need?
It would be great if you could spare some time to take part in Sea Champions actions every month, and log the activities that you do. All Sea Champions will be fully supported, regularly communicated with and offered a wide range of support materials, resources and training, but you are free to select which volunteering opportunities and activities you take part in.
Actions you can take
Did you know?…
5.4 million people spend time by, on or in the sea every year
MCS launched its Sea Champion volunteer programme in 2012 thanks to funding from M&S
Every year, volunteers give us over 1,000 days of their time
Become a Sea Champion
Find out more about our ‘Sea Champion’ volunteers and how to join themLearn more
The future of fisheries is being decided
The UK government has opened a public consultation asking how we think they should manage our fisheries after Brexit through a new Fisheries Bill.Act now!