The Green Army is looking for enthusiastic 17-24 year olds on Phillip Island and the Bass Coast to join what will become the largest team of young Australians supporting environmental action across the country.
We are looking for young people who want to gain valuable skills, training and experience in environmental and heritage conservation fields.
The Phillip Island and Bass Coast Green Army project will soon be rolled out and Service Provider Conservation Volunteers Australia is looking for enthusiastic young people to be part of the project.
The Protection and enhancement of habitat in Bass Coast project will support the ongoing protection and re-establishment of penguin habitat across the Summerland Peninsula, focusing on revegetation and weed control works.
It will include the eradication of invasive weeds, such as boxthorn and kikuyu grass, from Short-tailed Shearwater and other migratory bird habitats and the reintroduction of habitat-suitable vegetation.
The project will also focus on the reintroduction and preservation of Koala habitat, with a focus on revegetation with indigenous eucalyptus species.
It will assist in mangrove rehabilitation and foreshore revegetation along the Western Port Ramsar site at Grantville, Corinella, Coronet Bay and Phillip Island.
It will also protect and enhance native remnant vegetation across the Bass hills through revegetation and weed control works.
Green Army participants will be able to undertake accredited training such as work readiness, conservation and land management, heritage conservation, project and human resource management and heritage trade skills.
Participants will receive an allowance for the duration of their project. Participants will also be 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.
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.
People interested in joining the Green Army can apply directly through Conservation Volunteers Australia. More information can be found at www.environment.gov.au/green-army