Young People's Forum Member

Young People's Forum Member

Formal meetings will be held four times a year at one of our centres or offices, other meetings will be held online with occasional visits to our nature reserves
We are looking for young people aged 11-24 who are passionate about local wildlife and global environmental issues like climate change and biodiversity loss. You will be part of a small team of around 10 to 15 other young people with the aim of supporting the Trust to work better for young people.

Position details

Commitment

Weekdays, Weekends, Any Day

Frequency

Monthly

Contact details

Contact Rebecca Neal and Rachel Price for more information: youngpeoplesforum@wildlifebcn.org

Exactly what the Young People’s Forum does will be directed by the young people on the Forum, with guidance from Trust staff.

Volunteers may be involved in:

  • Advising the Trust in meetings or via email on how to meet the needs of young people interested in conservation and environmental issues
  • Representing the Trust to other young people by, for example, promoting events, giving presentations or through social media
  • Talking with young people and then feeding back in meetings with Trust staff
  • Organising events for young people
  • Creating content for social media and the Trust’s website
  • Fundraising

If you haven’t already done so, please read through the information on the Young People’s Forum page on our website before applying.

Frequency of meetings

Frequency of meetings will vary. There will be a mix of weekend and weekday activities, with formal face-to-face meetings at the same time as social activities 4 times a year, and online meetings roughly 8 times a year, plus possibly other activities in between as decided by the Forum. 

Equality and Diversity

Diversity and inclusion are extremely important to us and we are committed to creating an environment where young people from all backgrounds feel welcome, listened to, and valued. We encourage applications from young people currently underrepresented in the environmental movement, including young people from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds, young people with disabilities, young people from working class backgrounds and LGBT+ young people.

How to apply

Download the application form and send your completed form and other supporting information as specified to Rebecca Neal and Rachel Price at youngpeoplesforum@wildlifebcn.org

The closing date for initial applications is 31st December 2021