Avon Wildlife Trust to relaunch young volunteers programmePosted on: 02 Aug 2022
Get hands-on conservation experience and meet like-minded people this week!
Avon Wildlife Trust has re-launched its young volunteer sessions, aiming to bring environmentally minded 14-24-year-olds together.
On Friday 5 August from 10:00 until 12:00, the conservation organisation will be hosting a volunteer meeting at its Grow Wilder site in Stapleton.
Do you know someone aged 14-24 whose looking to take action for nature? ????— Avon Wildlife Trust (@avonwt) July 31, 2022
Our Young Volunteers group has started back up and will be meeting at Grow Wilder on 5 August to get stuck in with some wildlife identification and practical conservation ???? https://t.co/kDQ51JjTld pic.twitter.com/8jq9LVb2iP
Founded in 1980, AWT is Britain's first urban wildlife trust, focused on the people and wildlife habitats of Bristol, Bath, and other built-up areas across the region.
Part of a large network of environmental organisations, AWT is one of 46 Wildlife Trusts working across the UK to support nature through a community-based approach to conservation.
The organisation aims to improve the health of degraded ecosystems by giving more space to nature and empowering people to take action on behalf of nature by inspiring and resourcing them.
This involves encouraging youth participation, and the trust hosts an array of events and programmes designed to give young people hands-on conservation experience.
As it re-launches its young volunteers programme, AWT is looking for input from participants related to two areas of focus, namely: 'How can we help you learn new skills and gain impactful experiences in nature and conservation?' and 'how do you want to connect with nature and make a difference in your city?'
Organisers advise that participants bring a coat, long trousers, closed shoes if they are able, a hat, a water bottle and suncream, as they will be getting stuck into some practical conservation work on the day.
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