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!
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.
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.
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.
Other Our Bright Future Training opportunities
Habitat Management and Community Engagement Course for 15-19 year olds
Wild Skills for colleges and groups
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.
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.
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What else can you do?
There are loads of ways you can get outdoors and support your local wildlife.