One-Day Volunteer Events
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Winter E-Cycle Event
Volunteer registration has closed for Winter E-Cycling. Thank you!
January is a great time to recycle old electronics that have been stacked up around the house or replaced during the holidays. On January 28, 2023, the Virginia Aquarium is hosting its annual E-Cycling Event to recycle household and personally owned electronic waste. To help make this event a success, we need volunteers. Will you help us?
Volunteers assist with collecting old electronics, directing traffic, and taking surveys. Participants must be able to lift up to 25 pounds and stand for an extended period. The event starts at 9:00am; however, volunteers should arrive at 8:30am for check-in and a briefing.
The Aquarium hosts this event in partnership with Goodwill and the City of Virginia Beach Waste Management and Police departments.
Trash that finds its way into the ocean can travel long distances with the currents and winds. Plastic bags and plastic wrap can suffocate marine animals and fish. Birds can easily entangle themselves in plastic six-pack rings and strings. Animals can also get sick or die from swallowing trash, such as cigarette butts. Humans, animals, and plants all need unpolluted water to survive.