Green Army looking for more participants

THE Green Army is looking for more enthusiastic 17-24-year-olds in the Northern Rivers to join the team of young Australians supporting environmental action across the country, Page MP Kevin Hogan has said.

"Green Army projects are underway around the country and young people who want to gain valuable skills, training and experience in environmental and conservation fields are encouraged to register their interest," Mr Hogan said.

"Service Providers are now recruiting young Australians who want to help our community deliver important local conservation outcomes."

Green Army projects to be rolled out soon in the Northern Rivers include:

  • Stage 2 of Koala Habitat Restoration in Lismore Local Government Area
  • Stage 2 of Enhancing Biodiversity of the Big Scrub
  • Richmond River Riparian Restoration Project

The Green Army provides young people across the country with a chance to take part in important environmental and conservation activities, while at the same time receiving training and qualifications.

"Green Army participants undertake accredited training and receive a Green Army allowance for the duration of their project. Participants are supported to obtain Certificate I or II qualifications or nationally endorsed skills set to help them prepare for the workforce or improve their career opportunities," Mr Hogan said.

Participation is open to a diverse range of young people, including Indigenous Australians, school leavers, gap year students, graduates and job seekers.

Participants must be aged between 17 and 24 years and an Australian citizen or permanent resident.

The Green Army is making a real difference to the environment and local communities, and it will continue to grow over time.

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