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Do you want to volunteer? Want to participate in citizen science?

We have many different opportunities that you can get involved with, whether it be via volunteering, attending a community environment day or getting your local school involved with our educational program. Find out how to get in touch with us!


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Bellarine Geelong Environmental Volunteering Calendar

Find out about environmental volunteering and events with our new calendar This resource was developed by the Bellarine Catchment Network to promote volunteering opportunities within the Greater Geelong and Queenscliff area and to raise the profile of local environmental groups and organisations. 

Borough Coastcarers: Help restore natural habitat

Become a Borough Coastcarer and help us remove invaisve weeds from natural habitats! You will be guided by conservation staff members at two locations within the Borough of Queenscliffe. Volunteers meet twice a month, on the first and second Tuesdays. No need to register, To download a flyer with more information, please click here or email

To watch our YouTube video about this volunteer program, click here.

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Greater Geelong Plastic Pollution Count

Join the world's largest plastic pollution citizen science survey lead by the prestigious CSIRO Marine Debris Team and facilitated by Bellarine Catchment Network across Geelong and the Bellarine Peninsula. This program helps us better understand the sources, movement, distribution and impacts our waste can have. Email

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Clean Up Days

We occasionally run clean up days to get people outdoors cleaning up our coastline. These mostly revolve around Clean Up Australia Day every March, however this is a great activity for businesses who would like to find a corporate volunteering opportunity. Please get in touch if you are interested in organising or attending a clean up day. Email or follow us on Facebook

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Community Environment Days

We run multiple Community Environment Days throughout the year, mostly in Autumn and Winter. We focus on activities like revegetation, litter removal, flora and fauna education and weeding. Some of our most common locations include; Clifton Springs, Queenscliff and Point Lonsdale. For more information, contact or subscribe to our eNewsletter.
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Point Lonsdale Sand Monitoring Volunteer

Learn how to monitor sand erosion and accretion at Point Lonsdale front beach. Volunteer at your own pace and as frequently as you wish. using equipment that is stored at a shared location for ease. All volunteers will be trained in sand monitoring techniques and will operate as a group. Email for more information.

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School Environment Days

We engage with over 20 schools in Geelong and the Bellarine each year through the delivery tailored 'Environment Days'. Our activities can range from weeding, litter monitoring, arts and crafts, flora and fauna walks, beachcombs. Please contact to discuss a potential partnership with us.

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Join the Network!

If you are a local not-for-profit, 'friends of' group or environment organisation, you may want to consider joining our network. If you would like more information, please email