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Corporate Volunteering

Research now says that time in nature benefits our cognitive, psychological and physical wellbeing, our capability for insight and resilience - and that corporate volunteering corresponds to job satisfaction.

Corporate Social Responsibility through Wild Volunteering!

Our Corporate Volunteer Program allows you to fulfil your company's Corporate Social Responsibility aspirations.  Whether you call it corporate volunteering, team-building, employee volunteering or team experiences, we can cater to you! Activate your staff with unique, meaningful outdoor activities and connect into the local community by making a positive impact on the plants and animals that make Port Phillip Bay spectacular.

Fully insured, tailor-made activities suit full or half day programs for your group. Equipment and experienced facilitators provided for groups of up to 60 people.

Proceeds support further marine and ecological research.

Activities we offer:

Pamper the Penguins!

Marine Biologist for a Day!

Build nesting boxes for wildlife

Urban Wildlife Conservation day: Planting and pick up

Download our activities information and pricing booklet here

Got your own ideas about what you want from a day on the bay? We can tailor make your day, including other educational components such as our award winning film "Baykeepers". Just let us know!

For more information and costings, please contact us on volunteer@ecocentre.com or call 9534 0670.

The team-building choice of:

Treasury Wine Estates NAB  CGU  Konica MinoltaCity of Port Phillip

AGL    Telstra      Recoveries Corp    Hub Australia


Adaptive Sustainability Leadership Program

Download introduction to Prosperity 2.0 brochure

There is no doubt that we all operate in an increasingly complex, interconnected and dynamically changing business environment. Prosperity 2.0 is a new training program that addresses these issues and delivers an innovative approach to sustaining business operations into the future. It uses the latest in corporate responsibility to develop a practical and hands on approach that minimises risk while maximising productivity, profitability and efficiency across the organisation.

Elements of the Adaptive Sustainability Leadership Program
Level 1 – Corporate Volunteer Activity  
Level 2 – Training workshops to engage staff in adaptive sustainability
Level 3 – Training workshops to engage managers in adaptive sustainability 
Level 4 -  Training workshops to help business owners/managers lead adaptive sustainability within an organisation
Level 5 – Innovation Lab between the Port Phillip EcoCentre and corporate partner to explore future opportunities

The Port Phillip EcoCentre is excited to be joining forces with Sustain Ability International to deliver the experiential element of the leadership training.  We believe that all local people need the knowledge and skills to make a positive difference not only in their homes, but also in their workplace and look forward to creating opportunities for deep learning within our local natural environment.

For more information on the Leadership Program content, please contact Jane Stewart Sustain Ability International on 0411 838 033 or jane@sustain-ability-int.com.


Corporate Volunteering Testimonials

Marine Biologist for a Day - Shellfish Safari

“I had the best time giving back to the bay and learning about the ecosystem and how the issues of man-made pollution have, and are, affecting the coastline and wildlife. It was really great to meet new people in the company that I recognised from walking around the office but have never dealt with. Being a surfer and avid ocean lover, I found the day to be a great overall experience and majorly fulfilling, not just a bit of time to get out of the office! The two ladies running the day were really friendly and full of information. They could answer any question I had regarding the coastline.”  

  - Luke, Field Sales Support Representative



Marine Biologist for a Day - Litter Audit for Microplastics

“Organising volunteering with the Port Phillip EcoCentre has been an absolute pleasure. The team are very friendly and flexible with days that we can have our groups come and volunteer. I was fortunate enough to join one of the volunteer groups and had such a fun time. It was also an educational day and I learnt about how nurdles can be so harmful to sea-life. Prior to volunteering here I didn’t know what a nurdle was! Now each time I am at the beach I am on the lookout! Thank you for organising a great day, the feedback from the team has been very positive”  

  - Sally, Corporate Social Responsibility Coordinator


Marine Biologist for a Day - Shell Shoreline Survey


“Our day at St Kilda beach was interesting, educational and fun. The activities brought out the inner kids in us; digging in the sand and sifting for shells and searching for nurdles on the beach!”

– Danny, Enterprise Solution Architect

Shells in Hand


Just completed a corporate volunteer activity with us? We value your feedback! Click here to go to our online feedback form.

Please also consider joining our proud Business Partners:

Support a sustainable school

Sponsor an EcoCentre program

Donate to our Research & Action fund

Boon Wurrung Foundation Logo The EcoCentre acknowledges the Kulin Nations, including the Yalukut Weelam clan of the Boon Wurrung language group, traditional owners of the land on which we are located. We pay respects to their Elders past and present, and extend that respect to other Aboriginal and Elder members of our multicultural community.