Australian Seabird Rescue based in Ballina has been selected to host a Green Corps team for the next six months and is seeking applications from people aged 17 to 20 looking for a full-time youth traineeship.

Green Corps is an Australian Government program to provide training and skills for young people interested in our environment. 

Participants at Seabird Rescue will work on a diverse range of projects including walking track construction, wetland restoration, sea turtle monitoring and a host of other projects.

Project spokesperson Keith Williams said: “This is a unique opportunity for young people in the Ballina area. 

“Ten young people will get the chance to work closely with one of the most respected environmental organisations on the North Coast, doing real conservation work and making a difference to the environment in our local area.

“Participants work full-time and get a training allowance, uniforms and a recognised training qualification.”  

To find out more about this Green Corps project, call Keith at the Australian Seabird Rescue on 0437 181 608. Applications close Wednesday 3 December.