Youth volunteering for nature
Applications for the Youth Volunteering for Nature Fund are closed.
The Youth Volunteering for Nature Fund is part of the Victoria’s Great Outdoors Volunteer program, which seeks to get more Victorians, from all walks of life, outdoors enjoying nature.
We want to empower young people, aged 18 – 29, all over Victoria to create innovative answers to challenges facing Victoria’s natural environment. Youth Volunteering for Nature is looking for ideas that engage with the community through environmental volunteering to protect and preserve Victoria’s special places for future generations.
The Victorian Government is investing in the ideas of young people and supporting them to reimagine volunteering for the benefit of the environment.
Congratulations to the following successful applicants in round one.
Construct fixtures and housings for native invertebrate populations.
Create volunteering postcards using 3D scanning of ecological specimens to encourage environmental volunteering.
Conduct native tree planting to teach youth the importance of nature.
Create an interactive resource to celebrate Australian native wildlife.
Run an initiative to encourage visitors to take their rubbish with them.
Create a short film, outlining the benefits of freediving and snorkelling.
Run a 4-day marine pier event with citizen science, expos and immersion activities.
Research well known areas around Victoria to compare pre and post European settlement.
Congratulations to the following successful applicants in round two.
Threatened Species Conservancy
Survey threatened butterfly species and habitable coconut ant nests.
Work with schools to run environmental volunteer programs and on-ground events.
Assign undergraduate students with specialists to assist in environmental projects.
Acacia Place Yarra Riverbankers
Revegetate urban areas and host youth programs to educate, inspire and connect.
Andersons Creek Landcare
Host butterfly surveys for young people to understand population trends and protect long -term.
Hobsons Bay Wetlands Centre
Hold workshops for 10 to 14-year-olds, as an introduction to birdwatching, the wetlands, and the coast.
McCrae Yacht Club
Run a citizen science project, inviting young people to participate in activities including bird surveys and nocturnal species monitoring.
Camp Icthus Australia
Include rubbish removal and environmental education on summer camp programs.
Create an online platform that engages young people to inspire others and take environmental action.