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Multicultural Bay Ambassadors

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About the Program

Our community is diverse and we need more diverse values and voices reflected in our industry and environmental action. The Multicultural Bay Ambassadors Program is a four-month volunteer internship program for emerging professionals to develop skills in community engagement and education, and share cultural knowledge for the EcoCentre to better understand and design our programs.

Please read through the lovely blog post written by Nethmi Nagahulla and learn more about cultural diversity, nature connection, and her experience as a Multicultural Bay Ambassador.


 In October 2023, apply to join our team as our Multicultural Bay Ambassadors. Ambassadors undergo fieldwork training and professional mentoring to design culturally inclusive nature events for February 2024. 

The program will run from 21 November 2023 to 29 February 2024, with face-to-face and online sessions.

To apply:

  1. Read the Position Description – Multicultural Bay Ambassadors 2023
  2. Fill out the Application Form
  3. Send your resume to catalina@ecocentre.com

Applications open until 29 October at 11.59 pm.

Summer 2022/23: Kacey Tada, Claudia Zarate, Parth Zaveri, Arjumand Khan
Summer 2021/22: Catalina Mardones, Jiani Zhang, Justine Nikiciuk, Nethmi Nagahulla
Summer 2019/20: Jinhua Xue, Niharika Sharma, Noor Salman, Saniya Dsouza
Summer 2018/20: Elissa Howard, Katy Li, Yashoda Pathak
Summer 2017/18: Brisa Yonzon, Chenxin Tu, Oscar Chen

Finalist: Keep Victoria Beautiful Sustainable Cities Awards 2020, Young Legends

The Multicultural Bay Ambassadors Program is supported by the Victorian Government Port Phillip Bay Fund (2022-2024 and 2018 – 2020) and Coastcare Victoria (2017/18, 2021/22).


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.