Volunteer Niamh Byrne beach cleaning

From beach cleans and dive surveys to campaigns and petitions, passionate volunteers across the country are working with us to achieve a safe, productive future for our seas.

Who are our Sea Champions?

Our Sea Champion volunteers are at the heart of what we do and support us by championing our cause at a local level.

They are the voice of our seas and together we create a network of champions across the country working collectively for a cleaner, more protected and healthier ocean. 

Power to the people – we can and will be the sea change!


What do they do?

Sea Champions get involved in all that we do from giving talks and running events, to organising beach cleans and undertaking marine wildlife surveys. They are vital in helping us achieve our conservation goals.

By joining our valued team, volunteers help amplify our messages and get more people actively involved in our citizen science, education and outreach work.

We provide training where you can learn new skills, as well as opportunities to meet people at events and online. You'll become part of a growing community who feel proud to be doing their bit for our seas.

I love volunteering with the Marine Conservation Society because it’s an opportunity for me to meet like-minded people, talk about my love of the ocean and make me feel like I’m taking part in positive change.

Jade Buttifant, Sea Champion

How do I get involved?

We would love YOU to get involved. Please contact [email protected] to find out more, or if you are in the following areas where we are currently recruiting you can complete our application form.

If you are under 18yrs old, please email [email protected] for further advice on activities you are able to take part in.

We are currently recruiting in the following areas:

  • Scotland
  • North Wales
  • Northeast England
  • South and Southeast England
  • Southwest England

"It’s a brilliant organisation to volunteer for, you feel like part of the team and you feel like no matter what you do its valued"

Kat McMillan, Sea Champion