Corporate Volunteering Program
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 Action & Wild Volunteering!
Our Corporate Volunteer Program and Teambuilding days allow you to fulfil your company's Corporate Social Responsibility aspirations. 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:
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!
The team-building choice of:
Adaptive Sustainability Leadership Program
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.
Corporate Volunteering Testimonials
- Treasury Wine Estates Global Volunteering Week 2016
(you may glimpse us at 1.37min)
“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
“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
“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
Please also consider joining our proud Business Partners:
Support a sustainable school
Sponsor an EcoCentre program
Donate to our Research & Action fund
|The EcoCentre acknowledges the Yalukit Willam 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.|
We proudly work in partnership with Aunty Carolyn Briggs and the Boon Wurrung Foundation.
- Baykeeper - Our Bay
- Corporate Volunteering Program
- Book a Speaker
- Biodiversity - Our Catchments
- Cultural Connections
- Litter Hotspots: Turn off the Tap!
- Well Waters
- Be the RE-Generation
- Youth Wildlife Ambassador
14 December 2016 - 3:30pmWooden bridge across Elster Creek, Elwood (Wave St & Paul Hester Walk)
17 December 2016 - 10:00amEcoCentre, 55A Blessington Street St Kilda
21 December 2016 - 6:00pmEcoCentre Meeting Room
5 January 2017 - 10:30amPoint Lonsdale
8 January 2017 - 10:30amRye