Volunteers can change the world

Washed Ashore’s volunteers are essential to our organization, we aren’t us without you. Due to Covid restrictions, our in-person workshops and events are currently very limited. We are continuing to accept debris from beach clean-ups daily and rely on this to create our artwork.

Please continue to check back for updates, we can’t wait to see you again.

Our Volunteer Team

  • Raises awareness about marine debris
  • Learns new skills
  • Gains work experience
  • Are part of a community effort
  • Expresses and encourages creativity
  • HAS FUN!

“We believe that everyone working together can make big things happen.”

– Angela Hazeltine Pozzi, Founding Artist

Join us.

Our in-person volunteer roles are currently very limited due to Covid-19 restrictions. Every volunteer is vital to us, please express your interest to join our team using the form below and we will keep in touch. 

Workshop Assistant

Create the piecework for our sculptures in our Volunteer Workshop.

Tour Guide

Work directly with our visitors to educate about the issue of marine debris and the Washed Ashore Project.

Retail Associate

Provide fast and friendly service to customers in our Eco-Shift Market. Help continue educating about the issue of single-use plastics.

Debris Processing

Have fun cleaning, sorting, and preparing our art supplies at Art 101.

every day is a beach clean up day

We accept beach debris every day at our parking lot at
Art 101, 47134 Highway 101, Bandon, Oregon Thank you for your continued support.

Beach clean ups: small actions make a big difference

90% of marine debris is petroleum-based

95% of all debris collected is used in the artwork

300+ miles of beaches cleaned

70+ sculptures have been created

38,000 pounds of marine debris has been processed

14,000+ hours have been contributed by volunteers

10,000+ volunteers have participated

Our Volunteers

Washed Ashore can’t wait to come back together for more in-person volunteer opportunities. From cleaning miles of beaches, to washing debris, drilling holes, cutting wires and stitching plastics together, we could not create our giant sculptures without the thousands of hours donated annually.

Thank you to our many volunteers who have helped make a difference over the years.

Want to Help?


Our volunteers are an essential part of the Washed Ashore team!

We Need You


Your donation helps us create art that educates and inspires change

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Call Frank Rocco  415-847-1239