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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:
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 
Forestry Apprenticeship at Hill Holt Wood 
An opportunity to gain qualifications and forestry experience. Working alongside the Forestry Ranger to help with the management of woodlands, to enhance the environment and produce sustainable materials for eco build projects. £148 weekly wage. 18 month apprenticeship. Working week: Monday to Friday: 8.30am-4.30pm. Possible start date: 21 May 2018. 
Find out more and apply.
Deadline for applications: 16 May 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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Youth Environmental Action Fund
Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust can provide up to 100% funding and support to help you set up and deliver your own project that improves your local natural environment or helps raise awareness about environmental issues. The minimum grant is £50 and the maximum is £1,000. To apply you must be aged 11-24 and based in the eligible area. 
Find out more and apply here.
Application deadline: 4 June 2018
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Environmental Apprenticeships available at Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust
2 years paid work experience with employers in the Yorkshire Dales, Cumbria and Forest of Bowland. Study for a Level 2 Countryside Apprenticeship at Craven College. Start summer 2018. Personal training budget of £2,000 to gain a range of relevant certificated skills. 
Find out more and apply here.
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Training opportunities with South West Wildlife Trusts through Wild Paths
There are 30 nine month long practical placements available at Avon, Devon, Dorset, Somerset or Wiltshire Wildlife Trusts over the next five years. Substantial training package and £1,000 per month bursary. The South West Wildlife Trusts are particularly keen to receive applications from people who are currently under-represented in the conservation sector e.g. people with disabilities, from BAME or lower socio-economic backgrounds. 
Closing date for applications: Thursday 7 June 2018 with the first 10 placements due to start September 2018. 
More information and apply here.
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RNIB Vision England residentials
You can still apply for RNIB Vision England. Conservation residentials in Cumbria, Shropshire and Surrey for visually impaired young people aged 12-17.
Closing date for 2018 season: 29 June 2018
More information and apply here.
 
12 month environmental leadership application open 
Bright Green Future is now open for applications! A one year environmental leadership programme including work placement, summer school and plenty of opportunity to learn more about how to make a difference in your community.
More information and apply here.
Closing date: Sunday 8 July 2018
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PocketPals
Pocket Pals is looking for Youth Ambassadors
PocketPals is a new upcoming app that connects people with wildlife and the environment using their mobile phones. The app will utilise GPS on mobile devices, allowing players to walk and locate digital animals. With an initial release in the UK, the game will be based on the wildlife found in UK. 
We’re seeking young people (aged 22 and under) to represent Pocket Pals online and at events.
We want you to create exciting content and share your wildlife experiences!
There will be various incentives, but we’ll start off with a free Pocket Pals T-shirt!
 Email us at puffinpost@pocketpalsapp.com
Writers needed
New Nature is the only natural history magazine written, edited and produced entirely by young people. It is released online each month and can be downloaded for free. It includes articles on a broad range of topics. If you’re under 30 you are welcome to pitch for both the magazine and the blog. 
Email the editorial team:  editorial.newnature@gmail.com 
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Young Darwin Scholarship
Aged 16-19 and interested in the natural world? The Field Studies Council Young Darwin Scholarship is available. Residential, trips and discounted training. 
Read more details on the FSC website 
Deadline for application: 22 June 2018
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Young Green Britons wanted for WOMAD festival 
Ecotricity, Britain’s greenest energy company, are searching for young environmentalists to make their voice heard at WOMAD festival this summer. 11-16 year olds are wanted to present their big ideas on energy, transport, food and nature. Entries close: 19 May 2018. 
Find out more and apply on the Ecotricity website 
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Tomorrow’s Natural Leaders
Are you looking to grow your career in conservation? Are you 16 to 24 years old? Would you like to be part of a major new programme to get young people active for wildlife and the environment?
Yorkshire Wildlife Trust is looking for 24 passionate and motivated young people across Yorkshire to join the Tomorrow’s Natural Leaders programme that will help you do just that. Activities will include reserves management, habitat restoration, biodiversity monitoring, events management, campaigning, outreach and education.
 Find out more on the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust website.
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FoodCycle project leaders 
Project leaders are needed across the country to lead community kitchen sessions and ensure everyone enjoys their meal and the company. It’s much more than cooking and involves managing volunteers, speaking to local press and managing relationships with food donors. Interested? Find out more here.
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