LGUs who are interested to conduct a simultaneous coastal clean-up in their area in partnership with Shore It Up (SIU) must follow the SIU Coastal Clean-up arrangements in order to have a meaningful and result oriented coastal clean-up event. The LGU partner will be responsible for all of the event’s organizational functions and volunteer recruitment for each site. The LGU partner shall assign an SIU Area Coordinator who will be handling multiple sites and an SIU Site Coordinator who will handle a specific site only.
Roles and Responsibilities
An LGU partner has the following roles and responsibilities when agreeing to participate in the SIU Coastal Clean-up:
Will serve as liaison between Shore It Up and other organizations/ institutions in promoting the Shore It Up coastal clean-up
Recruitment of volunteers
Distribution of materials and supplies
Site location identification
Organization and supervision of the event
Collation & submission of all reports, data cards, photos, videos to Shore It Up
Promotion of Shore It Up through different kinds of local media coverage
LGU must meet with Shore It Up team to discuss the details of the project
Coordinate with other government offices to discuss the project and identify clean-up sites
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Hold your SIU orientation/meeting. Invite school officials, NGOs, barangay officials, local government, civic organization, business establishments, etc.
Contact merchants and other potential donors who can provide cleanup supplies, tarps, drinks, food, t-shirts, or other needs
Maintain a list of people who respond and express interest, to have an idea on the number of volunteers to expect at your Cleanup sites
Solicit volunteers and work with the media
Plan ahead for handling medical (syringes, etc.) and sewage (condoms and tampons) wastes
Contact recyclers in your area who will accept aluminum, glass, and plastic bottles, and make arrangements for them to process items after the cleanup
Arrange to measure or estimate weight of filled bag
Be prepared for health emergencies
Make sure volunteers know what to do with dead, entangled, or injured animals
Arrange for someone to take photos or video of the event
Reminders on the clean-up day
By 5 A.M., set up tents for registration, first-aid station, & drinking and post banners/signs to guide volunteers
Make sure sign-in sheets, materials, and pencils/ pens are ready. Have a labeled box at the check-in station for returning accomplished data cards
Remind volunteers to fill-up all necessary information, to use tick marks to record debris and to return data cards after the cleanup to the registration table or to Site Coordinators.
Encourage volunteers to work on teams of four or five to facilitate collection, sorting & recording
Make sure the waste hauler takes all the trash away, and that no other materials are left behind
Be prepared for health emergencies Post cleanup activities for coordinators
Be sure to collect all the data cards, summary (coordinator) form and narrative report from each site coordinator/ organization
Consolidate or tally all results of each Site Coordinator. Fill up all required information.
Submit the reporting forms, database, photos & videos as soon as possible by email Flow of Shore It Up Reporting