Cairns Cleanup CREW – Volunteer Page

Activity name:  

Cairns Cleanup CREW 2023 – PMP9109/200

Volunteer recovery activities are coordinated by Cairns Regional Council.

Where are the volunteer muster locations?

Please note meeting points are subject to change. Visit this page regularly for updates.

Shifts 21st December 2023:

LocationMeeting pointTimeNearest
Machans BeachKeith Edwick Park8am – 1pmIn parkTyler Ludkin – 0458 006 977
Holloways BeachRaintree Park9am – 2pmAt beachTyler Ludkin – 0458 006 977
CaravonicaLake Placid car park8am – 1pmNo toiletSante Dorante – 0436 303 481
Gary Boyle – 0499 340

What activities will I be undertaking as a volunteer?

The types of activities you will be undertaking will include:

  • Moving furniture to roadside for collection – fittings and debris, not fixtures or anything that requires powered equipment
  • No manual labour above 20kg but only something two people can lift
  • No ripping up of carpets or flooring
  • You will not be using water to clean due to restrictions
  • Power tools are not permitted

To volunteer for these shifts, you will need to:

  • Take and follow direction. A supervisor will be in place to sign you on/off and give direction. View the Volunteer Acknowledgement and Attendance Record here.
  • Be prepared to conduct work of a physical nature, including carrying light furniture, walking, standing for long periods of time and work in humid conditions
  • Wear – hat/sunscreen, closed shoes (such as gumboots), long sleeves and long pants
  • Bring – shovel, bucket, insect repellent, gloves and face mask, hi-vis vest, bottle of water
  • Carparking is available

How long will I be required to help?

Shifts are offered to you as and when Council needs your assistance, based on where you live and whether they have a recovery crew scheduled in that area. Each shift is generally up to 5 hours long so be sure to wear and bring those items listed above for your comfort.