Project Partner: Parks Victoria
Funding: Partnership between Parks Victoria, Conservation Volunteers Australia, and Leisure Networks
Project Date: Jul-Sep 2012
About the Project:
The Green Pathways Program is a volunteer training program for young people with disabilities or from disadvantaged backgrounds being piloted as part of Parks Victoria’s Healthy Parks Healthy People – Active in Parks Program. The program also targets young people with an interest in conservation, with the aim of providing a pathway to ongoing engagement with Parks Victoria and more broadly in the field of conservation. The pilot of the Green Pathways Program was held at Serendip Sanctuary, near Geelong. Storyscape was contracted by Parks Victoria to undertake an evaluation at the end of the pilot program. The evaluation consisted of PhotoVoice and Digital Storytelling workshops held with volunteers, working to create short films exploring the volunteers’ reflections, feelings and experiences being involved in the program. It also involved a small sample of interviews held with Parks Victoria and CVA staff, as well as caseworkers from associated disability organisations in Geelong. Storyscape then produced a DVD with six short films, along with an evaluation report.