Opportunities for young people

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Opportunities for young people

A  brighter future - for you and for wildlife

Do you want to gain new skills and experience for work, while doing something positive for the environment? Our range of programmes and courses could be just what you’re looking for.

Our Bright Future offers placements, courses and projects for young people aged 11-24. You'll get practical experience, learn loads of new skills and you don’t need to be a wildlife expert - anybody can get involved!

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(c) Paul Harris 2020 Vision

Work experience & volunteering

Our work experience placements and volunteering opportunities help you develop practical and transferrable skills whilst learning more about local wildlife. Come with us to one of our fantastic reserves, work alongside our regular volunteers and be inspired to Take Action for your local wildlife. Get in touch to find out more. 

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Courses

Our range of practical courses will help you to develop skills and qualifications for work and learn more about our amazing local wildlife. 

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Become an Our Bright Future Youth Forum member

Become an Our Bright Future Youth Forum member and speak out about environmental issues (14-24). Worried about water quality? Passionate about plastic? Connect with others and make a noise about the issues that matter to you. This is an exciting opportunity to develop your skills and confidence, gain accreditation and mentoring. Download the Youth Forum files below to apply. 

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Projects

Develop new skills, meet people, and learn about the wildlife around you. Guided by a mentor, you'll work in a team over several sessions to build something for wildlife and people.  

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Other Our Bright Future Training opportunities

Habitat Management and Community Engagement Course for 15-19 year olds

This free course will run in Weston at Grove Park on Mondays from 16th September for 12 weeks.

Find out more here

Wild Skills for colleges and groups

Groups can book a 6 or 12 week course to learn practical conservation, wildlife gardening and food growing.

Find out more here

Communicate+ Conference

The Avon Wildlife Trust and the Natural History Consortium would like to invite you to attend the Communicate+ conference on the 11th of November at the Bristol Zoo Gardens. Communicate+ is an exciting opportunity for young people aged 11-14 to discuss, explore and learn about key issues in science communication and nature conservation.

Find out more here 

I enjoyed the project - it feels really good to help make a home for animals who might not have one. My favourite bit was doing the sawing and working with a hammer.
Selina, participant

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What else can you do?

There are loads of ways you can get outdoors and support your local wildlife.