Each year, around one quarter of the schools in the region participate in volunteer projects with Parklands Albury Wodonga. These tailored experiences connect youths with nature, reinforce the relevance of education and seed to foster youth leadership through communicating the importance of civic responsibility.
Recent examples of projects include:
- Wodonga Senior Secondary College timber students fabricated seats and picnic tables which they then installed installed at Huon Reserve, Middle Creek and other spectacular sites along the High Country Rail Trail, working alongside Bonegilla Rail Trail Group volunteers.
- In addition to schools, young people from Scouts, Venturers, Youth Albury Wodonga, Church of Latter Day Saints, Wodonga TAFE, Riverina TAFE and Charles Sturt University participated in volunteering at more steep and difficult access sites.
- The second Wodonga Urban Landcare Network Transformation, run in partnership with Friends of the Ridges and David Wittenbottom Friends Group provided a great fundraising opportunity for scouts, who were sponsored for every woody weed removed.
- Nine Trainees were employed this year in the first round of the Commonwealth Government funded Green Army Program. This is the fourteenth six month traineeship program that Parklands has actively sponsored and supported, with 140 young people moving through this education-focused traineeship onto other employment.
Sponsorship of $10,000 would mean we can further diversify the type and quality of learning experiences for young people.
Invest in the next generation of community leaders!