Volunteers support the biosphere by participating in clean-ups, assisting with events, sharing their expertise, undertaking maintenance, participation in citizen science programmes and a range of other activities.
Groups are always on the lookout for willing hands. Perhaps you would like to join them?
Contact details for local groups below.
Flossie and the Beach Cleaners!
We’re an ever-growing group of marine enthusiasts who care deeply about the ocean and its marine life. If there’s plastic on a beach, we want to clean it!
We raise awareness about plastic pollution in junior schools and give tips on changing our way of life. Alongside this, we host fun regular beach cleans around Ireland – you never know what treasure you might find.
Bull Island Action Group
Supported by Clean Coasts, the Bull Island Action Group is a volunteer organisation on Dollymount Strand. The aim of our activities is to clean the sand dunes, the beach and the biosphere. We meet on the third Saturday of every month, all year round regardless of weather conditions. Our meeting point is at the entrance to Dollymount Strand past Royal Dublin Golf Club. Litter pickers, gloves and rubbish bags provided.
The Clean Coasts programme works with communities to help protect and care for Ireland’s waterways, coastline, seas, ocean and marine life.
What do we do?
Clean Coasts are creating a tangible and immediate improvement on Ireland’s coastal environment through,
- Organising 100s of beach clean-ups each year
- Mobilising thousands of volunteers, removing large quantities of marine litter from our coastline.
- Promoting and facilitating coastal clean-ups and marine litter surveys.
Clean Coasts has grown over the years and now includes two main national clean-up drives and has expanded to include:
- Green Coast Award
- Love Your Coast Photography competition
- Clean Coasts Roadshows
- Ocean Talks
- Corporate Volunteering
- Ocean Hero Award
Clean Coasts also operate several campaigns in Ireland including Think Before You Flush and international campaigns #2minutebeachclean and Beat the Microbead.