green jobs corps

The Green Jobs Corps program has been delivered by Homebase since 2003. The projects are designed to springboard young people into environmental fields of work. This federal government employment initiative provides opportunities for young unemployed people to participate in conservation, preservation and environmental projects. While gaining valuable practical experience during the six-month project, participants also receive nationally recognised qualifications in Conservation and Land Management and First Aid.

Past projects have included renovation of a youth venue, landscaping and planting a native garden, bushland and dunal regeneration, landscaping and planting a sensory garden in an aged care facility, water quality testing and reporting, native seed collection and propagation, paving and landscaping access ways for people with disabilities.

Our 2009 Green Jobs Corps project won the Young Legends Award (Lower North Coast & Hunter region). This is issued by Keep Australia Beautiful NSW, Clean Beach Challenge. Congratulations to Krysten Banks and the 2009 Green Jobs Corps team.

Funding is provided by the Federal Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (via Job Futures).