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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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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Scottish Wildlife Trust launch initiative for 20-30 year olds
The Scottish Wildlife Trust Young Leaders’ Network is offering project-specific volunteering and the option of longer term involvement for 20-30 year olds. Minimum of eight months commitment of 2-6 hours per month. 
Download a full role description here.
Closing date: Friday 3 August 2018. Opportunity to attend key events in September 2018. 
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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. 
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Free Level 2 in Forest School Programme Support 
Circle of Life Rediscovery is based in East Sussex and provided bespoke learning with nature experiences and training for young people. It has two fully funded places available for 18-25 year olds to become future nature-based practitioners. You will also gain a John Muir Award. 
Find out more and apply here
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.
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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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Eco Social Enterprise Start Up Programme 
A new Eco Social Enterprise Start Up Programme is open and now seeking applications from social entrepreneurs aged 16-24 years old from across Merseyside and North West England. The six month programme combines peer to peer expert sessions, mentoring, Action Learning and practical business start up skills workshops. 
To receive an application pack contact: angelastanley@blackburnehouse.co.uk (0151 708 3914) 
Deadline for applications: 23 July 2018 
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Funding available from Student Eats
NUS Student Eats is a sustainable food programme that supports students to grow food and develop food-based social enterprises. Applications to join Student Eats will close once they reach 67 enterprises. There is only funding available to support a few more enterprises so apply now! 
Find out more and apply.
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