“Whatever your passion is, you can turn it into volunteering. The ocean is a place where I spend a lot of my free time, and I want it to be clean. Even if you pick up just one piece of plastic, you’re helping.”
By 2050, plastic in the oceans will outweigh the fish, predicts a report from the Ellen MacArthur Foundation in partnership with the World Economic Forum. That is, unless we do something. That’s why Oracle Volunteers around the world head to their beaches, coastlines, and river banks to remove trash. Organizations we team up with include California Coastal Commission, Going to School, Heal the Bay, Keep Collier Beautiful, Pacific Beach Coalition, and the SEGO Initiative.
Trees clean the air we breathe, filter the water we drink, and provide habitat to more than 80% of the world’s terrestrial biodiversity. For these reasons and more, Oracle Volunteers plant and care for trees around the world, including along the shores of Agara Lake in Bengaluru, India, at Lady Bird Lake in Austin, Texas, and in neighborhoods around Durham, North Carolina. Organizations we volunteer with include Keep Austin Beautiful, Keep Durham Beautiful, SayTrees, and The Trail Foundation.
From stunning national parks to small neighborhood play areas, open space provides recreation, fun, peace, and a vital connection to nature. In an effort to keep these places beautiful, safe, and accessible, Oracle Volunteers help remove invasive species, plant native species, maintain trails, install new swing sets, and much more. Organizations we support include Culture, Recreation & Economic Services, Fundatia Sinergii pentru Viitor, National Trust, Parque Natural y Nacional de Sierra Nevada, and Pease Park Conservancy.
Sustainable farms encourage biodiversity, conserve scarce water resources, and build healthy soil through techniques such as composting and planting cover crops. Many sustainable farms also make fresh produce available to those with limited access. From Ilion, Greece to Austin, Texas, from Dania Beach, Florida to Zapopan, Mexico—Oracle Volunteers plant and tend crops and prepare fresh meals with this produce. We volunteer with organizations such as HandsOn Broward, Organization Earth, Urban Roots, and many others.