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Our Bright Future supports young people to make positive changes for wildlife in green spaces where they live

If you are aged 11-24 and want to gain new skills and experience for work, do something positive for the environment or just enjoy spending time outdoors, our range of practical programmes and courses could be just what you're looking for.

Each project is helping young people aged 11-24 gain vital skills and experience and improve their wellbeing. At the same time, they act as catalysts for delivering change for their local environment and community; whilst contributing  to a greener economy. 


Being outdoors makes you feel good and it's a great setting for learning new skills. You don't need to be a wildlife expert, anybody can get involved. We can help you to: 

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 role description and application form to apply. We are also running a Wilder Future campaign workshop day on Tuesday 9th of April for 14-24 year olds. This workshop will focus on thinking about the part you can play in environmental protection and will help you learn skills to develop your voice through the Youth Forum. Click here to find out more.

Explore local green spaces and find out more about the wildlife in your area. It doesn't matter whether you live in the country or the city, you can see wildlife everywhere when you know where to look. Find out more about youth volunteering opportunities

Develop new skills and experience for work. We offer a range of courses to help you develop practical and transferrable skills, learn more about local wildlife and gain new qualifications. Find out more about work experience. 

Do something positive for your local area by getting involved with a practical project. Find out more about current projects.  

Volunteer (age 14+)

We offer volunteering days during the school holidays, on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, and one Saturday a month over the year. Come with us to one of our fantastic reserves, work alongside our regular volunteers and be inspired to Take Action for your local wildlife. As well as gaining new skills and having lots of fun! To come along email ourbrightfuture@avonwildlifetrust.org.uk  

We are part of Our Bright Future, an ambitious and innovative partnership led by The Wildlife Trusts which brings together the youth and environmental sectors. This £33 million programme funded by the National Lottery through the Big Lottery Fund is formed of 31 projects across the UK. 

Want to find out more about how you or someone you know can get involved? Get in touch