The first round of recruits is being called for the Green Army in the Richmond electorate.
People aged 17 to 24 years of age who are enthusiastic, keen to learn new skills and work for the environment are being sought by the appointed service providers, according to the Nationals Duty Senator for Richmond John Williams.
Senator Williams said eight Green Army projects have been announced in Richmond.
He said participants 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.
“Green Army participants will also receive an allowance and be eligible to gain Certificate I or Certificate II qualifications in areas such as land management, park management, landscaping or horticulture or nationally endorsed skills set to support them in their future career prospects.
Participation is open to a diverse range of young people, including school leavers, gap year students, graduates and job seekers and will be for up to 30 hours a week for a period of 20-26 weeks.
People in Richmond can register their interest in participating by contacting a Service Provider through www.environment.gov.au/green-army.