Green Action Volunteers Graduate!

Today the latest group of young Green Action volunteers graduated from the 12 week outdoor skills training programme at The Falkirk Wheel.

Each programme, a new group of 16-25 year old volunteers who are not in further education, employment or training join us once a week to learn practical training skills outside and earn a range of certificates. While learning they work hard and enhance the area, working on a secret nature trail created by the project.

The group made a huge difference creating benches, ponds, carrying out vegetation management and learning a variety of forestry skills. In total, they volunteered a fantastic 810 hours and their volunteer mentors gave over 150 hours to pass on their own skills and lifelong learning.

Just some of the things the group have achieved are:

– Saltire Award
– John Muir Award
– Youth Achievement Award
– First Aid Certificate
– Water Safety Award
– Green Action Certificate
– Employability Award

The team have been brilliant, and we wish them all the best in the future and on their journey into work, volunteering and education. Watch the video and see what they achieved in just 12 weeks! Thanks guys.

Sign up!

We’re recruiting 16-25 year old volunteers to join us on the next Green Action programme, starting 1st September. If you have a passion for the outdoors and want to learn new skills and earn certificates – or know someone who does – contact alan@scottishwaterwaystrust.org.uk or call 07768 951740 for more information.

Thanks

As well as saying a massive thank you to our young volunteers and their mentors who have been amazing, we’d also like to thank GA funders Forestry Commission Scotland and Young Start Fund, and all those we work with on the programme!