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Volunteer Workshops (Oregon Coast)

Volunteer Workshops in Bandon, Oregon

Washed Ashore’s beach clean ups and volunteer workshops are integral to our mission. We need your help to create and maintain our giant marine sculptures that educate the world about plastic pollution. Together we can make a big difference!

Check the Volunteer Event Calendar below and book in to join a Volunteer Workshop at our facility in Bandon, Oregon.

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NEW! Book a hands-on workshop for your community group

Do you work with a local group looking to make a difference? Book a Washed Ashore workshop for your group to come to our space. Together, we will make art pieces that contribute to our fleet of sculptures that travel North America educating others about plastic pollution.

To book a workshop, call Carrie at (541) 287-6881

What to Expect at a WA Workshop:

Washed Ashore staff will provide activities for volunteers of all ages and ability levels to work on some of our ongoing projects.

Everyone is welcome. No prior experience necessary!

Please wear closed-toed shoes while on the premises.

We will provide water or coffee, feel free to bring a snack!

Want to help in other ways?

Washed Ashore needs a variety of volunteers with a wide range of skills and abilities to help us in our mission. From gallery docents, to plastic cutters, to crafters, to workshop leaders, we need your skills! To express your interest in volunteering with Washed Ashore, please click Join our team and submit a form or send us an email at [email protected]


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Volunteers can change the world

Washed Ashore’s volunteers are essential to our organization, we aren’t us without you. We host regular  workshops in Bandon that build and repair our artwork that travels the United States. Come and be part of the Washed Ashore experience!

We are always accepting items you’ve collected from your visit to the beach and rely on your donations. Thank you for being part of our community.

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.

Got plastic from your last beach visit? Thank you for taking the time to make our beaches a better place for all. We take plaStic collected from beaches at the locations below year round.

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Plastic drop off locations

Bandon: Drop off station located behind the Bandon Fisheries Warehouse on 250 1st St, Bandon, OR.  Map it

North Bend: RE/MAX South Coast 1750 Sherman Ave, North Bend, OR Map it 

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.

Volunteer Events

every day is a beach clean up day

Thank you for your continued support.

Our Volunteers

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.

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

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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We Need You


Your donation helps us create art that educates and inspires change

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Host an Exhibit

Washed Ashore’s traveling sculptures are proven to increase visitor attendance, attract media exposure and generate enthusiasm for your educational programming. Spaces are limited, get in touch to book Washed Ashore at your venue today.