Recruiting skills training volunteers in Falkirk!

Scottish Waterways Trust is now recruiting young skills training volunteers for Green Action, an outdoor programme based at The Falkirk Wheel which is free to participants.

Green Action, made possible with thanks to Forestry Commission Scotland and The Bank of Scotland Foundation, is designed to help 16-25 year olds not in employment, education or training take a step closer to work.

Green Action, which begins on Thursday 12th January and will run every Thursday for 12 weeks, combines real work experience with the opportunity to gain valuable skills training and certificates.

The course, free to participants, will give young volunteers the chance to carry out a range of practical outdoors activities including landscaping and gardening, forest tasks, conservation tasks, woodworking, planting bulbs and wildflowers and painting and maintenance.

Participants will also have the opportunity to achieve a number of CV boosting awards and certificates, including the Saltire Award, John Muir Award, Youth Achievement Award and Green Action Certificate.

Since it launched over six years ago, over 400 people have taken part in Green Action with 60% securing a job, place in training, education or a new volunteering role following the programme.

To find out more, to register for Green Action or refer a young person please contact Alan Forrester on 07768 951740 or email alan@scottishwaterwaystrust.org.uk