RSPB Youth Council

RSPB Youth Council

Our fantastic Youth Council is made up of ten ambassadors who ensure that young people are at the heart of our work.

We believe that young people should have a say on the issues affecting their lives and the environment they will inherit. That's why we work closely with our youth councillors to help them take action for nature, and inspire and empower others to do the same.


Get involved and have your say

We’re currently looking for four 12 to 17-year-olds to join our Youth Council. If you’re passionate about nature and would like your ideas heard on how to tackle the problems affecting our natural world, this could be the perfect opportunity for you.

As a council member you’ll have the chance to make your ideas a reality; influence RSPB projects; speak publicly at a variety of events; hone your writing skills by contributing to Wingbeat magazine; get hands-on at RSPB conservation camps; and gain a host of CV-boosting skills along the way. 

Four of the RSPB Youth Councillors

How to apply

If the idea of joining the Youth Council gets you excited, we’d love to hear from you. You don’t need any experience of campaigning or conservation to get involved in the council, just a love for nature. 

In a manifesto of no more than 200 words, please tell us:

  1. Why you’d like to join.
  2. What skills and experience you can bring.
  3. What you’d like to achieve as a Youth Council member.

We’ll also need your full name, address and date of birth, as well as permission from a parent or guardian saying that they are happy for you to apply.

You must be aged 12 to 17 to qualify and if you're not already an RSPB member you will need to join to be eligible (if the cost of joining will be difficult for you, please let us know in your application).

Please send us your manifesto by 31 July 2020.

Young climate change protestor | The RSPB

Become a member of the RSPB 

You'll need to be an RSPB member to be eligible for the Youth Council.

There are lots of other great reasons to join us too, from becoming part of the biggest nature movement in the UK to receiving inspiring magazines written by young people for young people.