Volunteers drive our community-powered action, as we work to inspire, educate and demonstrate sustainable environmental practice and strengthen people's connection to the natural world.
All volunteers must complete an induction before volunteering with us.
NatureSpot is back again for Spring 2020!
The current Port Phillip Baykeeper has a history of advocating for the health of Port Phillip Bay for over 30 years.
During this time, the Port Phillip Baykeeper and Baykeeper program has:
Drain Detectives: Citizen science and sensors to protect bay beaches
St Columba’s: Operation STEAM Clean the Bay
Our schools and ELC programs allow students to connect to their local environment, especially Port Phillip Bay, St Kilda Botanical Gardens and Aboriginal Cultures and history. Students will be empowered to take sustainability action within their school, community and at home.
Our programs and excursions are linked to outcomes from VEYLDF, Victorian Curriculum and ResourceSmart Schools.
Garden Working Bees & harvest meal: Fridays 10am - 2pm
The EcoCentre garden is a shared community garden featuring Aboriginal cultural plants, a rain garden, heritage vegetables, a propagation area, heritage fruit trees and an organic waste composting system for the local neighbourhood. The produce is shared by those who help to grow it. It is also an educational garden with a strong focus on sustainable gardening practices.
What do you do with a broken toaster? Or with a bike when the wheel runs out of true? Or with a sweater full of moth holes? Toss it? No way! Bring it to the St Kilda Repair Café and let one of our volunteer fixers make it as good as new while you learn new skills and enjoy a cup of tea.
2-5pm on the 2nd Sunday of each month. Last repairs start at 4:15pm.
Exciting news! While we haven't been able to hold our last couple of monthly Repair Cafes, we are excited to bring our June 2020 Repair Cafe online via Zoom. Check out the event listing and register to attend here.
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.