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:
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#TheTimeIsNow Mass Lobby 
On 26 June thousands will gather at Westminster in central London, to call on our politicians to set the foundations for a brighter, greener and safer world. People across the globe are suffering from the effects of climate change and our wildlife populations are being wiped out. The time is now for MPs to end the UK’s contribution to climate change and pass ambitious laws for nature’s recovery on land and sea. We simply don’t have time to waste. Join Our Bright Future and many others to show our politicians the way to a #WilderFuture. 
Have a read of the event guide here and use the form to the left to sign up. The lobby will take place 1-4pm. We advise everyone to use public transport or car share where possible. For those attending the lobby, the discount code CCL2019 will get you 25% off National Express coaches to Victoria Coach Station on the day.  
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Young Friends of the Earth Youth Gathering 
Want a weekend filled with inspiring speakers, campaign skill sharing and meeting new people who are passionate about climate, social and environmental justice? Join Friends of the Earth’s first Youth Gathering for 16-25 year olds in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. 100 places available and tickets include private en-suite rooms in university halls of residence, drinks and meals. Select the ticket price that you can afford. 
Event takes place Friday 12 July – Sunday 14 July 2019 at Keele University in Staffordshire. Book your place here
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Sign up for the experience of a lifetime with Vision England! 
Build your confidence and independence, learn new skills, have fun and make new friends! Vision England is an exciting residential programme for young people aged 12-17 years with vision impairment. It is delivered by Sense. Young people are supported to play a leading role in changing their communities and the environment for the better. You’ll get to do a seven night residential in either the Lake District, Surrey or Shropshire and it only costs £25! Apply now for residentials in Surrey (28 July – 4 August), Shropshire (16-23 August) or Lake District (25 August – 1 September).  
Download the application form here or email visionengland@sense.org.uk for more information. 
Yorkshire Wildlife Trust
Conservation placements available 
Yorkshire Wildlife Trust are looking for 24 passionate and motivated young people to join Tomorrow’s Natural Leaders. You’ll gain practical skills, conservation knowledge, leadership skills and employability in the conservation and environmental sectors. Four days per week for 12 months. Activities involve; reserve management, habitat restoration, biodiversity monitoring, events management, campaigning, livestock management and outreach/education. In return you’ll receive a bursary of £250 per month, a £480 training budget and £500 completion bonus. Opportunities available across Yorkshire. Deadline for applications is 30 June 2019. Placements start in September 2019.  Find out more and apply here