The Youth Volunteering for Nature is part of the Victoria’s Great Outdoors program, which seeks to get more Victorians, from all walks of life outdoors enjoying nature.
We want to empower young people, aged 18-29 all over Victoria to become champions for nature by creating innovative answers to challenges facing Victoria’s natural environment. Youth Volunteering for Nature is looking for ideas that engage with the community through environmental volunteering to protect and preserve Victoria’s special places for future generations.
Funding is available for a broad range of projects. We are looking for innovative project ideas that champion environmental volunteering, have a positive impact on Victorian environmental, historic and/or Aboriginal cultural heritage values, encourage more young people to volunteer for nature and provide lessons for the future.
As a Youth Volunteering for Nature recipient you will be provided:
Applications are NOW OPEN
The final round opens 9am Friday 19 August and closes 5pm Monday 3 October 2022.
We are hosting a live information webinar to provide detailed information on the Fund, successful applications, how to apply and answer any of your questions. This is your final opportunity to apply. To register, click here.
In addition, we want to inspire ideas and encourage innovation by funding community-led projects that consider new ways of volunteering in and for the environment. The Volunteering Innovation Fund is also open and receiving applications up to $50,000 per project. For information click here
If you would like to register your interest in the Youth Fund and speak with our team, please provide your details here.
1. Register with ParkConnect.
2. Apply to the Youth Volunteering for Nature Fund.
3. Manage your Youth Volunteering for Nature Application/s.
FAQs and tips to plan and build your application
Outlines your requirement to engage with traditional owners and when to undertake cultural assessments
Step-by-step instructions on how to complete the online application form and tips to plan and build your application
Outlines the options available for unsuccessful applications
Outlines the overarching requirements of successful applications
Advises how, when and where to publicise your project