Green Army is a hands-on, practical, grassroots environmental action programme that supports local environmental and heritage conservation projects across Australia.
It's an initiative for young Australians aged 17–24 years interested in protecting their local environment.
Job Futures will work with the Department of Environment and project sponsors to deliver projects guided by local community needs that contribute to Australia's environmental priorities.
Job Futures will deliver Green Army projects across New South Wales, ACT, Western Australia, Northern Territory and Victoria.
Projects are guided by local community needs and must have an environment or heritage conservation focus while providing participants with valuable practical experience.
Teams of 10 will carry out activities for projects lasting 20-26 weeks and may involve restoring and protecting habitat, weeding, planting, cleaning up creeks and rivers and conserving cultural heritage places. Projects will roll out across urban, regional and remote Australia on public land, Indigenous-held lands, or private land where there is a clear community and environmental and/or heritage benefit.
The Green Army Programme will cover costs associated with the team, such as participant allowances; supervisor wages; safety clothing and basic equipment such as hand tools; participant training; local transport costs; and insurances.
Job Futures, as a provider may also provide project specific materials such as seedlings, possible chemicals and equipment as agreed by the Department when considering project applications.
Click below to find out more about our current Green Army projects across Australia.back to top
Groups across Australia are able to bid to host a Green Army project. Up to two assessment periods are held each year.
Project guidelines and information for groups interested in submitting Green Army projects is available at: www.environment.gov.au/green-army
You can also contact Job Futures to discuss your potential Green Army project.back to top
Being part of a Green Army team will provide you with valuable skills, training and experience that will support you in future career prospects.
You will have the opportunity to undertake accredited training such as work readiness, conservation and land management, heritage conservation, project and human resource management and heritage trade skills.
You will be trained in First Aid and Work Health and Safety before starting a project.
You will be supported to obtain Certificate I or II qualifications or nationally endorsed skills set to help you prepare for the workforce or improve your career opportunities.
You will receive an allowance during your placement in the Green Army.
You will be contributing to a nationwide effort to clean up Australia's environment and help your local community.
To apply for a Green Army project, contact Job Futures to get involved.back to top
For more information regarding Green Army, contact:
You can also visit the Department of Environment's Green Army site for more details: www.environment.gov.au/green-armyback to top