Green Guardians

Green guardians

What is Green Guardians all about?

Green Guardians provides inspirational experiences and practical skills to young people who would not usually get the opportunity to connect with nature.

It gives youth and community groups the chance to explore the Yorkshire Dales, take part in fun activities, practical conservation work and do something positive for the environment.


Activities are designed to suit a groups interests and needs. They offer a fresh environment for young people to learn new skills, make friends and even clock up volunteer hours to add to their CV. Longer term we can work together towards a John Muir or vInspired award. Here are a few of the activities we can offer:

  • Navigation & map skills
  • Making bird and bug boxes
  • Citizenship Science
  • Footpath laying
  • Tree maintenance
  • Bushcraft
  • Wildflower meadow restoration

Bee bath

Children composting

Girl nature

Who can become a Green Guardian?

Green Guardians is open to young people aged between 11-24 from youth and community groups in the Craven District, Bradford, Leeds, North Lancashire and eastern Cumbria.

We work with a range of young people including; young carers, those with special educational needs, people with disabilities, young offenders, young people who are not in education, employment or training, rurally isolated young people and those from disadvantaged areas.

We can also help towards the cost of transport and provide outdoor equipment.

Get involved!

If you’d like to get involved, or to find out more about Green Guardians, please email Fiona Busfield or call 015242 51002.

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