Young Green Leader

As part of the year-long Generation Green project, we’re developing a youth engagement programme to open up the landscape to young people to increase confidence, care, and the desire to connect with the natural world on a longer-term basis.

A logo for the Generation Green initiative

To do this, we’re looking for 10 enthusiastic volunteers, aged 15-25, to join our Young Green Leaders Programme. This is aimed at young people who wish to get more involved with the work of the National Park. We will support the young people in developing their skills and knowledge and encourage them to inspire and engage with other young people who may then themselves become the next green leaders.

We will work with the Young Green Leaders to help them understand and value the National Park’s distinctive natural and cultural qualities. They will get involved with conserving and enhancing these special qualities, and they will also be given the opportunity to enjoy these special landscapes through involvement with organised events and activities.  This is also a great opportunity for young people to gain some hands-on experience who may be looking for a career in the conservation / environmental sector (e.g. a Ranger).

Get Involved

As a Young Leader you would have the opportunity to get involved with:

  • Practical conservation work, e.g. habitat creation, invasive species removal or wildflower meadow creation.
  • Biodiversity work, which would include developing your knowledge of the local flora and fauna whilst improving habitats for these species, or wildlife recording using the iNaturalist app.
  • Engagement/education sessions where you would help support activities in our events/education program and gain real experience in delivering sessions.
  • Complete the John Muir Award

Any relevant training will also be provided as part of the programme. This could include:

  • First Aid
  • Navigation
  • Health & Safety

If you are interested in becoming a Young Green Leader then join us on one of our Welcome & Introduction Days on Saturday 19th or Sunday 20th June 10am-2pm, at Walltown Country Park.

To book your place or for further details, contact  Places will be limited so please book your space by Friday 11th June.