Beach litter on Rottingdean Beach during Great British Beach Clean GBBC Billy Barraclough

Organise a beach clean for your volunteer day

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Discover the step-by-step process of organising a beach clean for a rewarding volunteer day. Our comprehensive guide provides expert tips and practical advice to set up a successful event and maximise its impact.

Spend your workplace volunteer day at the beach

If your workplace offers volunteering or charity days, why not organise a beach clean and litter survey on behalf of the Marine Conservation Society?

Not only is it a chance to spend time by the sea, but you'll also be helping to keep Britain's beaches beautiful and our ocean safe for wildlife.

In addition to removing harmful litter from the beach, every piece of litter YOU record is added to our database to support our campaigns - your work will have a lasting impact on the health of our ocean.

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Organising your own beach clean isn't as scary as it sounds!

We've got lots of online resources and training opportunities to help you organise and run your clean and litter survey, and our team are on hand to help with any queries you might have along the way.

Live training webinars

Our free online training webinars take place every month during evening and weekday hours. They're a great way to join others online and learn how to organise a beach clean and litter survey. We also provide time at the end of the session to ask questions. Book your place today.

Online training videos

If you prefer self-led training, our online training videos talk you through the process of running your clean, including: what to bring, health and safety, how to use the survey form and how to submit your litter survey results.

Guides and resources for your clean

Our Guides and Resources page has everything you need for your event, like our organiser guide, risk assessment templates, and forms you will need for your clean.

Beach clean organiser guide front cover

Ready to find out more?

Head to our beach clean page to search for an existing clean, organise a new one, find out how we use your litter data and learn more about the Great British Beach Clean 2023.

Team beach cleans

We also offer team beach cleans which are organised, by us, for your company or organisation. Check out our Team Beach Clean page to find out more.

The day is centred around a beach clean and litter survey but we also offer other team building activities.

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