Many local community groups and organisations need volunteers to help them undertake new projects and the health benefits which a little manual labour can deliver are a positive side effect.
The Green Gym Program aims to link volunteers and community groups to benefit the local environment and the health of volunteers. Currently running in Victoria (Melbourne, Ballarat and Bendigo) and NSW (Inner West and Western Suburbs and Port Macquarie), Green Gym projects offer a means of exercise to those who may benefit in a controlled environment, cost free.
You can give up as much time as you want and can fit your participation around other commitments, with no previous experience necessary. All projects will take into consideration the fitness of the individuals concerned and will not over-exert those new to exercise. The focus of each day will be health, with warm-up exercises before work commences and healthy food for all participants. Self-monitoring health cards will be provided so participants can monitor the physical benefits, such as weight loss and personal well-being, derived from the program.
For more information on projects in your area, or to suggest a future program, contact Green Gym on 1800 032 501 or visit Conservation Volunteers.