BTO Youth

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From news, events and blogs to updates from the Youth Advisory Panel and our Youth Representatives: be the first to know!

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We are recruiting new Youth Advisory Panel members!

The Youth Advisory Panel (YAP) is made up of young volunteers, who work to make sure that young people are well-represented in BTO and BTO’s work.

Being part of BTO Youth means belonging to a community who have a shared passion for both nature and youth engagement: a community that values the opinions of everyone and is open to innovative ideas.
Emma, Youth Advisory Panel Member

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Who we are

BTO Youth consists of a whole host of different people who work to bring our vision to life. 

Meet BTO Youth

What we do

From events and equipment to funding and work experience, BTO Youth is here for you.

How we can help you

Get involved

There are lots of ways to get involved and support BTO, birds, and the work we do. 

Explore the opportunities

Young people are the future of BTO

With your help, we can do more to reach out to, connect with and support them.

Donate to the BTO Youth Appeal today

Our values and vision

BTO Youth’s vision is of a diverse, vibrant community of young birders supported by BTO, with accessible, youth-led opportunities inspiring young people to engage with nature and science.

We are:

  • Inclusive and accessible
  • Youth-led
  • Celebrating people’s connection to nature
  • Helping people grow
  • Innovative and dynamic
  • Collaborative and transparent

Our strategy

At BTO Youth, keeping young people safe and empowering their voices is at the core of all we do. The BTO Youth Engagement Strategy 2023–2028 is written and implemented by the Youth Advisory Panel. It focuses on our values and how we will make sure everything we do is guided by them. 

2023–2028 Youth Engagement Strategy

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Conservation Careers Workshop

An event for young people in Shropshire who are considering a career in conservation.

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Youth Blog

Nothing about us, without us

Former BTO Youth Representative Keir writes about what BTO Youth has meant to him.

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Latest news

Bird Camp Northern Ireland 2023

Following a great summer of Bird Camps, our campers, Youth volunteers and BTO staff share their experiences and thanks with the wider public.

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Get in touch

Email us

If you’d like to find out more about what we do and how to get involved, drop us a line: youth [at]

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Duke of Edinburgh’s Award

Get in touch to find out more about completing your Duke of Edinburgh’s Award volunteering with BTO.

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