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:
Ulster Wildlife
Project Officer: Grassroots Challenge (Young Farmers Clubs) needed at Ulster Wildlife  
£19,715-£23,196 per annum depending on experience. 37.5 hours per week including evenings and weekends. Based in Belfast with regular travel. Delivering the Grassroots Challenge to members of Young Farmers Clubs of Ulster (11-25 year olds). Fixed term contract until 31 December 2020. 
Apply here by 28 August 2018 
Environmental Leadership Programme recruiting 
Are you 19-25 and interested in helping the environment but have no idea where to start? The UpRising Environmental Leadership Programme  is a free, part time, nine month course. Applications are open in Bedford, Birmingham, Cardiff, London and Manchester. 
The next programme will start in October 2018. Apply here
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Youth Environmental Action Fund
The Green Futures Youth Environmental Action Fund can provide grants from £50 to £1,000 for young people aged 11-24 to run events, meetings or workshops, or purchase resources for practical environmental work. Your project must improve the local natural environment or help to raise awareness about environment issues. 
You must be in or around the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Application deadlines: 13 September and 5 November 2018. More information and apply here
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Belfast Hills Trainee Ranger Scheme 
 For 18-24 year olds who want to gain skills and qualifications that will help them  move on to employment or further training. Weekly practical conservation sessions for 15 weeks starting October 2018. No experience necessary. You will receive two nationally recognised qualifications. 
Contact: patricia.deeney@belfasthills.org for more information and apply by 17 September 2018. 
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Construction Ranger vacancy at Hill Holt Wood 
Full time. Monday-Friday. 40 hours per week. £16,827-£18,512 depending on skills and experience. Position available September 2018. The position involves planning and delivering the construction qualifications and skills workshops to 11-25 year olds in a wide range of small groups. Based in Lincolnshire. 
Apply by 24 August 2017 via the Hill Holt Wood website 
Free online leadership programme 
Common Purpose has free online leadership programmes for over 18s. It is aiming to create 1,000 young leaders across the Commonwealth. The programme runs for on a three week cycle through the summer and is completely flexible. It takes between three and six hours to complete the course. 
2018 dates: 
  • 10 August-31 August 
  • 7 September-28 September
The course will run June-September 2019 and 2020 also. 
 Sign up here.
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Young Earthwatcher Film Competition  
The Earthwatch Institute is inviting 14-17 year olds to create a short film about an environmental topic that they are passionate about. Click here to find out more and to enter. 
Submission deadline: 19 September 2018
People's Walk for Wildlife
The People’s Walk for Wildlife  
Join Chris Packham in central London for The People’s Walk for Wildlife. 22 September 2018. Open to all. Watch his video about his vision for the event. 
Vibrant Parks 2019
Vibrant Parks 2019
 Nine day trips available to 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.
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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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
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