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Become a Planet Patrol Community Guardian

Join our growing global network of activists leading the way to a litter-free future!

Our Community Guardians are our favourite type of people. They do what we do, they preach what we preach, and they love what we love. No qualifications needed: we’re looking for people can organise, communicate well and are, most importantly, passionate.

What’s involved? 

  • Organise and lead litter picks in your area (virtual or in person!)
  • Manage and update your regional Facebook group to keep your community informed with the latest litter picks, news and updates locally
  • Gain access to the Community Guardian Whatsapp group to share ideas with other like-minded people
  • ‘Green and tonics’ video meetups every two months to catch up with your fellow Community Guardians, get the latest news from the Planet Patrol team, and discuss top tips and featured environmental topics
  • Many other opportunities – see our ‘handbook’ below.

Community Guardians are the voice of Planet Patrol in local communities. Planet Patrol will support you to organise local litter picks, engage your community, share our messages, and encourage local businesses and governments.

Community Guardians are excellent communicators and organisers. They love the outdoors, protecting nature and want to be responsible for bringing people together to build a positive, engaging and educational atmosphere. They make a real, meaningful difference.

You have the power to lead the way forward and we would LOVE to have you involved – and here’s how…

If you are a uni student and would like to get involved, we will be opening applications for our University Ambassador programme at the end of November. Email us and we will let you know once applications open!


Please note that the agreement that you will sign during the application process will only commence when Planet Patrol provides confirmation to you that you have passed the screening process and have been accepted as a Community Guardian.

See below for an outline of the process to become a Community Guardian.


Check out our Community Guardian handbook to understand our expectations of you, and what you can expect from us. If you’re a fitness/yoga/SUP/canoe instructor, go to our ‘Become a Rep’ page here. Our Community Guardians do not need any qualifications. You can also find out more about being a Community Guardian by reading our blog!


Get yourself signed up! Click here to access our application form to become one of your region’s Community Guardians. Planet Patrol will be in touch so sit back and get excited!


Now that you’ve been accepted, we will send you your toolkit with everything you need to kickstart your new movement. We will also organise delivery of our branded clean up equipment. 

You will be offered ongoing support from Planet Patrol, and be part of a supportive community of our wonderful Community Guardians where you can find and share inspiration, new ideas and questions.

Not for you? Not a problem – you can still volunteer in other ways – you can check them out here! You can also meet the rest of our team here!

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