Aged 13–25 and interested in becoming a voice for the environment? Register your interest in becoming part of our UK-based Youth Ocean Network

We're searching for a group of young people from across the UK to join our voluntary Youth Ocean Network.

What is it?

We hope to recruit enthusiastic young people – living both near the coast and inland – who will help us move our youth engagement forward in an equitable, diverse, inclusive and fun way.

No matter where you live in the UK or what your experience is, we want to hear from you! The network could be a great opportunity to learn more, make friends, and add to your CV.

There will also be opportunities in the long run to be part of a more involved National Youth Panel, and we hope to one day have a young person (18-25) sitting on our board of trustees.

Seagrass near Weymouth Georgie Bull

Credit: Georgie Bull

How will it work?

The Network will make up part of a team of like-minded young people who will communicate with us on a regular basis, participate in online surveys and meetings, and help direct our Youth Engagement Strategy and other internal projects. We want to involve young people in every part of our organisation and aim to be as inclusive as possible.

People are at the heart of the Marine Conservation Society, and so much of our work relies on great stories, partnerships, education, and citizen science.

Foxglove Landsend Peter Richardson

Credit: Peter Richardson


If you're interested in getting involved please contact our Youth Engagement Officer, Katie, at

Please note - you must be aged 13 or over and living in the United Kingdom to register your interest. If you're under 18 you must ensure you have a parent or guardian's permission to register.

Green Recovery Challenge Fund Logo

This project is funded by the Government's Green Recovery Challenge Fund. The fund was developed by Defra and its Arm's-Length Bodies. It is being delivered by The National Lottery Heritage Fund in partnership with Natural England, the Environment Agency and Forestry Commission.