Young people for the environment


Take action for the environment, find like-minded mates and make your mark! Get involved in one of the many opportunities on offer.

Volunteer with us

  • Tree planting - Plant a tree on National Tree Day, Sunday 28 July, St Ives Showground. Book here closer to the time.
  • Duke of Edinburgh Award - Register for Bushcare activities towards your DofE certificate.
  • Mountain bike trail projects - Join Trailcare a group of young riders working to maintain/upgrade popular tracks.
  • Fauna monitoring – help track the health of our endangered species (18+ years).
  • Streamwatch – collect data on plants, wildlife and health of waterways.

We welcome young people 16+ years. Training is required for some programs. Under 16 years must be accompanied by an adult.

Community groups

Youth 4 Difference is a passionate, student-led group organising bush clean-ups, tree planting and fundraising. Get in touch!

Get creative

Grants and awards

Join the conversation online

Find out about other volunteering opportunities on our website on the Volunteer with Council page and the Volunteering Hub page.