Take the 7 Summit Challenge to support nature-based Volunteer programs for marginalised communities

Take the 7 Summit Challenge to support nature-based Volunteer programs for marginalised communities

Parkland's 7 Summit Challenge invites you to make your way to the summit of seven spectacular local peaks. Enjoy the journey, love the views, soak up the natural beauty and raise funds for our latest cause.

The fundraising is done by sharing your challenge with friends through the GiveNow Crowdraising app. Just click on the 'Create Crowdraiser' button to make your own mini fundraiser to share with your friends. Share the challenge, then walk, run or crawl those hills (we don't mind how you get there!) and post a selfie from the summit of each to prove you've made it.

Our Cause: Resourcing Volunteer programs for marginalised community members

Finding a sense of belonging is not easy for many in our community. We live in a region with one of the highest youth unemployment rates in Victoria.  The barriers to participation are even greater for youths in marginalised groups such as disAbility, Indigenous and youths from culturally diverse backgrounds.
 
Parklands Ranger led volunteer programs take marginalised groups into the environment, providing a safe and engaging setting to find new skills and build connections with others while delivering environmental restoration projects in our regional bush parks and reserves.
 
There is much evidence of the physical and mental health benefits of people engaging with nature and doing meaningful work for their community. Engaging marginalised groups in this way also has longer term positive outcomes for the wider community; connecting people and building the networks and resilience that enable communities to respond to change, particularly natural disasters and economic challenges. 
 
Your support will mean resources including time, transport, and personal protective equipment for tailored "social inclusion" volunteer programs to involve marginalised community members.  
 

The summits:

  1. Mahers Hill
  2. Huon Hill
  3. Federation Hill
  4. McFarlanes Hill
  5. Eastern Hill 
  6. Nail Can Hill 
  7. Budginigi

Your challenge:

  • Set yourself up with a Crowdraising page for our Cause,
  • Locate the hills and plan your hike -  maps HERE,
  • Climb the hills,
  • Take a snap at the top of each (find the Parklands logo) and post on our Facebook page.
  • Let your supporters know you've achieved the challenge! Share your selfie with friends #7Summits