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:
Groundwork London
Photography competition for 16-24 year olds 
Groundwork  is calling young people to send in photos of their local park via social media, alongside their opinions on the park and what could be done to make it better for the local community. The competition was devised with Groundwork’s Youth Advisory Board.
Closing date for entries: 9 August 2019. The winner will secure a place on a local professional photography course. Find out more here
Our Bright Future
Job hunting? 
It’s that time of year again when lots of young people are looking for jobs! Here are some recommended websites for the latest employment opportunities across the sector: 
UnLtd project page
Try It Award
Try It Awards are grants of £500 for 16-24 year olds to develop their own social action projects. Applications are open now. This is your opportunity to transform unused or under-utilised land or buildings into community spaces. 
Contact ashleyraywood@unltd.org.uk for more information 
NottsWT Wilder Future
Wilder Woodland Gathering 
Do you live in Yorkshire, Derbyshire or Nottinghamshire? Young people taking action for the environment are invited to the Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust Wilder Future event. Whether it’s urban regeneration, climate striking or practical conservation; your voices can be heard!  
RSVP at wilder@nottswt.co.uk
National Park City
National Park City Festival Volunteer Search 
The Mayor of London’s National Park City Festival runs from 19-28 July 2019 and will mark London becoming a National Park City. The free festival will celebrate London’s green spaces, wildlife, green rooftops and waterways, and aims to help a wide range of Londoners discover new environmental, cultural, sporting and community activities. Team London are searching for volunteers to be National Park City Festival Makers and National Park City Festival Team Leaders.
Find out more and register to join here
Our Bright Future
Global Youth Video Competition 
The fifth Global Youth Video Competition is now accepting three minute video diary entries until 28 July 2019. Films wanted from 18-30 year olds, focusing on stories of local actions related to land, biodiversity and climate. Top films will be showcased in New York during the UN Climate Summit in September and the top three winners will be taken to the UN Climate Conference in Chile in December. 
Find out more and submit your film here.
Probe
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.