Opportunities

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There are plenty of ways to get involved with Our Bright Future. Many of the projects operate at a local level, although some are available nationwide. Do get in touch with the team if you are interested in a specific project and we can put you in touch with the relevant project leader.
Here are the current advertised opportunities:
Avon Wildlife Trust Our Bright Future vacancies
Senior Project Officer 
Located in Bristol. £24,000-£26,000 (pro rata) Fixed term contract until December 2020 (22 hours per week). Working with young people in schools and communities, helping them to explore their natural environments, develop their skills and take action for wildlife. Application deadline: Monday 2 July 2018. Find out more and apply here
Project Officer
Located in Bristol. £17,000-£24,000 (per annum) Fixed term contract until December 2020 (37 hours per week). Working with young people in schools and communities, helping them to explore their natural environments, develop their skills and take action for wildlife. Application deadline: Monday 9 July 2018. Find out more and apply here. 
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Green Academies Project Ranger at National Trust 
 A ranger is needed to deliver the practical conservation and gardening activities as part of the Green Academies Project at Morden Hall Park and on partner sites. The project empowers young people aged 11-24  to play an active role in looking after their green space. £13,223 pa. Fixed term contract until 31 December 2019. 22.5 hours per week. 
Application deadline: Monday 2 July 2018
Interview date: 9 July 2018 
Find out more and apply on the National Trust website.
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Vibrant Parks 2019
 Nine day trips available t0 Cape Town (15-24 February 2019) and New York (5-14 April 2019) for young people who would like to volunteer to take action towards the Sustainable Development Goals. Projects will be taking place in local parks in each city and will focus on social action and sustainability. Match-funding available.
Find out more and apply on the HYPE website.
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Volunteers needed at St Mungo’s 
Putting Down Roots for Young People is a gardening and horticulture project, delivered by St Mungo’s and for young people aged between 16-24 years old, across London, Bristol and Oxfordshire. Volunteers are needed to support the gardener trainer with the delivery of the activities and build positive professional relationships with the young people. You will need to be an excellent listener and full of enthusiasm but you will not be expected to know everything about gardening and youth work! 
Contact the team on pdryp@mungos.org if you are interested
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Our Bright Future Project Officer at Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust 
Delivering community based environmental projects with young people aged 11-24. Working in partnership with referral partners, housing associations and schools, the project focuses on young people living in social housing and their immediate environment.
Closing date for applications: 5pm on Monday 2 July 2018. Interviews will be held at the Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust offices at Robinswood Hill Country Park on Thursday 12 July 2018.
For more information and application form visit the Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust website. 
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National Trust Green Academies Project opportunities at Morden Hall Park
 
  • Free community volunteer sessions in the kitchen garden (all ages)
  • Community kitchen garden volunteer leader for all ages
  • Green Academies Project (GAP) office volunteer
  • Assistant ranger volunteer for over 24s
  • Urban Ranger club for 11-24 years
Contact Hattie Clayton: hattie.clayton@nationaltrust.org.uk or on
07484 5000 923
Eco Social Enterprise Start Up Programme 
A new Eco Social Enterprise Start Up Programme is open and now seeking applications from social entrepreneurs aged 16-24 years old from across Merseyside and North West England. The six month programme combines peer to peer expert sessions, mentoring, Action Learning and practical business start up skills workshops. 
To receive an application pack contact: angelastanley@blackburnehouse.co.uk (0151 708 3914) 
Deadline for applications: 23 July 2018 
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Funding available from Student Eats
NUS Student Eats is a sustainable food programme that supports students to grow food and develop food-based social enterprises. Applications to join Student Eats will close once they reach 67 enterprises. There is only funding available to support a few more enterprises so apply now! 
Find out more and apply.
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Environmental Apprenticeships available at Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust
2 years paid work experience with employers in the Yorkshire Dales, Cumbria and Forest of Bowland. Study for a Level 2 Countryside Apprenticeship at Craven College. Start summer 2018. Personal training budget of £2,000 to gain a range of relevant certificated skills. 
Find out more and apply here.
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RNIB Vision England residentials
You can still apply for RNIB Vision England. Conservation residentials in Cumbria, Shropshire and Surrey for visually impaired young people aged 12-17.
Closing date for 2018 season: 29 June 2018
More information and apply here.
 
12 month environmental leadership application open 
Bright Green Future is now open for applications! A one year environmental leadership programme including work placement, summer school and plenty of opportunity to learn more about how to make a difference in your community.
More information and apply here.
Closing date: Sunday 8 July 2018
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PocketPals
Pocket Pals is looking for Youth Ambassadors
PocketPals is a new upcoming app that connects people with wildlife and the environment using their mobile phones. The app will utilise GPS on mobile devices, allowing players to walk and locate digital animals. With an initial release in the UK, the game will be based on the wildlife found in UK. 
We’re seeking young people (aged 22 and under) to represent Pocket Pals online and at events.
We want you to create exciting content and share your wildlife experiences!
There will be various incentives, but we’ll start off with a free Pocket Pals T-shirt!
 Email us at puffinpost@pocketpalsapp.com
Writers needed
New Nature is the only natural history magazine written, edited and produced entirely by young people. It is released online each month and can be downloaded for free. It includes articles on a broad range of topics. If you’re under 30 you are welcome to pitch for both the magazine and the blog. 
Email the editorial team:  editorial.newnature@gmail.com 
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Young Darwin Scholarship
Aged 16-19 and interested in the natural world? The Field Studies Council Young Darwin Scholarship is available. Residential, trips and discounted training. 
Read more details on the FSC website 
Deadline for application: 22 June 2018
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Tomorrow’s Natural Leaders
Are you looking to grow your career in conservation? Are you 16 to 24 years old? Would you like to be part of a major new programme to get young people active for wildlife and the environment?
Yorkshire Wildlife Trust is looking for 24 passionate and motivated young people across Yorkshire to join the Tomorrow’s Natural Leaders programme that will help you do just that. Activities will include reserves management, habitat restoration, biodiversity monitoring, events management, campaigning, outreach and education.
 Find out more on the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust website.
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FoodCycle project leaders 
Project leaders are needed across the country to lead community kitchen sessions and ensure everyone enjoys their meal and the company. It’s much more than cooking and involves managing volunteers, speaking to local press and managing relationships with food donors. Interested? Find out more here.
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