Community Partners are eligible to receive funding and assistance from the Conservation Corps associated with hiring youth to work on their proposed community project. For projects accepted under the Green Team Program the Conservation Corps will:
The cost of running a Green Team project is approximately $29,000. Successful Community Partners must commit 14.5% of this cost ($3,500) as well as materials and supplies needed for the project; the Conservation Corps, with financial support from the Department of Advanced Education, Skills, and Labour provides the other 85.5% ($24,500). In the Corporate Green Team program, business partners sponsor their own Team or support one in an otherwise unfunded community project.
The Conservation Corps searches for projects that meet the following criteria; involve the enhancement, restoration and sustainable development of natural or cultural resources; provide young people with an opportunity to develop leadership, teamwork and employment skills; and demonstrate broad community / regional support and partnerships. Successful projects are those that provide opportunities for teamwork, creative thinking and problem solving and which contribute to long-term sustainable development in the region. Participants should gain solid skills through meaningful community work. Community partnerships and contributions are important as well, and are taken into account when reviewing proposals.
Complete Green Team Project Proposal Form and mail, email or fax all requested information to the address below.
For more information contact:
Suite 103, 10 Austin St.
St. John's, NL A1B 4C2
Tel: (709) 729-7279
Fax: (709) 729-7270