Adults are welcome - and actively encouraged - to get involved in the John Muir Award.
Every year, we see adult groups from across the UK using the John Muir Award to help meet a variety of priorities, either as a stand-alone engagement tool or to add value to existing programmes. Common reasons for involvement include:
- improving physical and mental health and wellbeing through getting active and spending time in nature
- building employability skills through practical tasks and group work
- recovery from addiction outdoor programmes
- volunteering and environmental community action
- adult learning and literacy groups
- reducing social isolation and building friendships
- staff development activities
We also see adult leaders and support staff getting involved in the Award alongside the young people and families they support through their work; as well as individuals planning their own personal John Muir Award in a self-guided capacity.
View case studies showing how adult groups get involved in the John Muir Award in a variety of contexts here.
One daunting quality of the global environmental situation is that it is so vast. How can I do anything about such a huge problem, many ask.
The John Muir Award aims to move people to the position of saying, 'Perhaps I can’t solve the whole problem, but I can do some small good. I can, as the cliché has it, act locally while conserving the global predicament'.J. C. Miles and S. Priest