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Connected Communities at Coldstream Primary School

  • Location: Coldstream VIC
  • Category: Environment & Conservation
  • Type of work
    • Garden Maintenance
  • Suitable for
    • Centrelink Volunteers
    • People Learning English
    • Travelling Volunteers
    • Work Experience & Internships
    • Younger volunteers, aged 14-18
  • Duration

    A few hours

  • Time Required

    Thursday August 2nd - 8am to 4pm

  • Training

    On site induction and training provided for all activities.

  • Requirements
    • Working with Children Check *

    What to wear:
    Long pants and long sleeved shirt
    Sturdy, enclosed shoes- we recommend strong working boots or hiking boots

    What to bring:
    Lunch and bottle of water
    Broad brimmed hat and wet weather gear (if needed)

    What is provided:
    Tools and safety equipment such as gloves, safety glasses, sunscreen etc

    * May be arranged via the Organisation. Details to be provided on expression of interest.

  • Reimbursement

    N/A

Connected Communities is Conservation Volunteers Australia's current schools program. With Boral’s support, we are able to assist school communities to educate and inspire young Australians to take action for the future of their environment.

Nestled between the Dandenong Ranges and the Yarra Valley, Coldstream Primary school is a school with a strong focus on connecting students with the natural world through hands-on learning. Since 2013, our volunteers have been helping the school to set up a number of planter boxes full of native plants, extend one of the school’s vegetable gardens, and create a frog bog in a neighbouring reserve. The focus of the project this year will be to create a Lizard Lounge in the school grounds - installing rocks and plants on an embankment to both provide habitat for small lizards in the school grounds, and to prevent further erosion of the slope.

On Tuesday 2nd August, our focus will be on moving rocks into position in preparation for planting. This is taking place on a student free day, and no WWCC is required.

On Monday 27th August, our focus will be on finalising the rock work and planting native species to improve the habitat. Students will be assisting with the planting, and therefore a volunteer WWCC is essential. Please contact us if you require any assistance with this process.


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