Parklands Albury Wodonga is
a community managed, community driven not-for-profit organisation
operating with a social enterprise model.
Since 1997 we have been creating innovative ways to foster communtiy
involvement in the restoration, enhancement and management of local
tracks, trails and bush reserves.
We believe in "doing with" rather than "doing for"
Parklands have facilitated over 100 community - business - government
partnerships to protect and enhance the natural and cultural heritage
values of regional landscapes, and run programs involving more than
2,000 community members fo all ages and stages of life, including
Indigenous, disAbility and long term unemployed.
We make the impossible possible by facilitating linkages and
Together with the community we have built or upgraded and now maintain
187km of trails in the last 15 yeras, and manage over 3,000 hectares of
Building resilient regional communities is primarily about connecting
communities. The more people have a sense of belonging and the more
extensive their networks, the better people are at responding to change,
particularly natural disasters and economic challenges. Together we do
Wodonga has the highest youth unemployment rates in Victoria. The
barriers to participation are even greater for youths in marginalised
groups such as disAbility, Indigenous and youths from culturally diverse
There is much research and evidence of the longer term benefits to the
wider community by engaging with disengaged and marginalsed groups.
Your support will mean resources (time, transport, personal protective
equipment) for tailored "social inclusion" volunteer programs to involve
marginalied community members.