Australia’s largest community based practical conservation organisation, Conservation Volunteers Australia (CVA) announced today that it has been engaged to play a major role in the delivery of the Australian Government’s Green Army Programme that was launched this weekend.
CVA will play a national role in delivering Green Army support to local environmental and heritage projects in urban, regional and remote locations across Australia. CVA will be responsible for recruiting Green Army participants, managing work health and safety, providing training, paying allowances and overseeing project management.
CVA Chairman Gerry Morvell said “Over the past 32 years, CVA has achieved an unmatched record in involving the community in priority environment activities across Australia. We are delighted to have been appointed to help deliver the Green Army and look forward to involving young Australians in Green Army projects in local communities across Australia over the next three years”.
Any young person aged between 17-24 years and an Australian citizen or permanent resident can apply to join a Green Army project. Being part of a Green Army team will provide participants with on-the-job training, including opportunities for accredited training such as work readiness, conservation and land management, heritage conservation, leadership, project and human resource management and heritage trade skills. Green Army participants will gain valuable experience in the environment and heritage conservation fields, receive an allowance for the duration of the project and contribute to a nationwide effort to enhance Australia’s cultural and natural
For more information visit www.environment.gov.au/green-army
Media Spokesperson for Conservation Volunteers Australia
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About Conservation Volunteers Australia
Conservation Volunteers Australia was founded in Australia in 1982, and expanded operations to New Zealand in 2006. Involving over 12,500 volunteers every year, Conservation Volunteers is a leader in delivery of practical conservation programs, community involvement and a range of training programs. Conservation Volunteers has offices in all capital cities and many regional centres around Australia and New Zealand, and offers volunteer opportunities every week of the year. Conservation Volunteers has been recognised with many significant awards, including the United Nations’ Environment Program Global 500, UNWTO Ulysses Award for Innovation in Non-Governmental Organisations 2011, 6 Banksia Environmental Foundation Awards, and Ecotourism Australia’s Ecotourism Award 2009 .Conservation Volunteers Australia is a Registered Training Organisation.
For more information, visit: www.conservationvolunteers.com.au