Sat 28 Aug 2010: 9am – ICCS Briefing for Site Buddies & Independent Volunteers

This September, a record number of over 4,000 volunteers from more than 60 organisations will take to the shores of Singapore in September to collect, count and categorise trash as part of the International Coastal Cleanup Singapore.

Site Buddies will play a critical role in directing, motivating and working alongside the volunteers. By assisting Organisers to run their cleanups. Along side these motivated individuals are Independent Participants who are motivated individuals who sign up to join a cleanup and will go where they are needed cheerfully.

In order to help Site Buddies and Independent Volunteers prepare for the ICCS2010 cleanup, we are conducting a briefing at NUS and invite you to join us.

Site Buddies Briefing Session
Saturday 28 August September: 9am – 12pm.
Lecture Theatre 25, National University of Singapore
See Map/take SBS Bus 95 from Buona Vista MRT.

Registration – please REGISTER here (1 Person can register for a group).

Who is this briefing session for?
This workshop is for individuals who are assisting organisers in briefing, leading and working alongside other volunteers on the cleanup day. If you would like to know more about the background, reasons and motivation of and for the ICCS and would like to meet other Site Buddies, do attend the briefing. Independent volunteers who have signed up to join the ICCS and who are not associated with any organisations are invited to join us at this briefing as well.

skitched-20080825-093601.jpgWho is conducting this briefing
The briefing will be conducted by the national coordinator, N. Sivasothi with the help of the ICCS Otters. We have more than a decade of practical experience coordinating, organising and communicating the cleanups as well as sweating it out on the shores alongside volunteers every year! So we are eager to share with you useful tips that will make the cleanup smoother operationally and even more meaningful.


  1. Welcome, introduction and updates
  2. Role of maine life and impact of marine debris
  3. What typically happens on the cleanup day and our role.
  4. Data collation and submission: good practises.
  5. How to make photo, blog and twitter submissions.

To register for the briefing session, please click here.