The Joys of Voluntourism on Tybee Island

The joys of voluntourism on Tybee Island are endless and it’s a great way to ensure your next beach getaway has real meaning. Tybee Island is an eco wonderland. The marine life and our ecosystems are constantly changing with the tides, and how we take care of it definitely matters. Each time you visit, ask about opportunities for you to volunteer and learn more about our historic barrier island. The more you know the more you’ll enjoy it. Just look at these opportunities to volunteer in September!

Our Tybee Clean Beach Volunteers hold standing beach cleanings on Sunday afternoons (weather permitting), in addition to hosting group beach sweeps. Locations are rotated each cleanup so that all areas of Tybee’s three mile stretch of beach gets care. Locations are announced in advance, so look for the Tybee Clean Beach Volunteers banner to participate. Once on site, pick up a bucket and a trash grabber and hit the beach. Help clean as long as you can, as each session lasts about an hour. When you’re done, just leave your bucket and grabber by the cart and the core team will sort and recycle as much of the trash as possible.

On Monday, September 4th, join us at 6 p.m., as we clean the beach after the Tybee Island Beach Bash & Fireworks event the night before. We’ll meet at the Tybrisa Roundabout, next to the Strand Avenue parking lot and the Tybee Island Pier. On Saturday, September 16th, join in the Ocean Conservancy’s annual International Coastal Cleanup. This special event will be sponsored by Tybee Clean Beach Volunteers, Tybee Island Marine Science Center, Savannah Riverkeepers, and One Hundred Miles. Register to participate at International Coastal Cleanup: Tybee Island.

Experience the joys of voluntourism on Tybee Island each time you visit. It’s a great way to live like a local when you’re here and the satisfaction of protecting our environment will bring an extra level of enjoyment to your family fun, girls getaways, couples retreats, and also when you’re just here by yourself.

Of course, every great beach getaway starts when you reserve your beach house, cottage or condo with Natural Retreats. Make your reservations anytime right from our website or give our Xplore team a call at 877.805.7794. We’re always happy to help you plan your stay and we’ll give you our recommendations for ways to volunteer and to have fun while you’re here!