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Organisations across the city are providing training, volunteering and work experience opportunities for young people across a wide range of areas, some resulting in real qualifications.

Take a look at what’s on offer below:

Environment

Nature Academy

An opportunity to volunteer and gain new conservation skills and a Level 1 Tools Use OCN qualification by working outdoors and helping to enhance the local environment.
Organisation: Nature Academy
Email: Gareth.M@bbcwildlife.org.uk
Phone: 07713 487415
Website: www.bbcwildlife.org.uk/events

Nature works

An opportunity for young people to connect through nature alongside learning new creative skills and gain a Level 1 qualification.
Organization: Wildside Activity Centre
Email: andy@wildsideac.co.uk
Phone: 07561 812593
Website: www.wildsideac.co.uk/volunteering


Entrepreneurship

Wolf’s Den

If you have a business idea and need a little help, Wolf’s Den gives you the opportunity to pitch your business idea to 5 industry experts for the chance to win £500 and a year of business mentoring.
Organization: YMCA
Email: info@ymcabc.org.uk
Phone: 01902 371550
Website: www.ymcabc.org.uk/wolfsden

Young Business Matters

This project supports young people into self-employment opportunities with a chance to get a business grant to invest in your idea.
Organization: access to business
Email: info@youngbusinessmatters.co.uk
Phone: 01902 422421
Website: youngbusinessmatters.co.uk

Aspiring Entrepreneurs

A social enterprise helping women to develop skills and become young entrepreneurs through 1-1sessions, interactive workshops, accredited training, mentoring and counselling.
Organization: Aspiring Futures
Email: reception@aspiring-futures.co.uk
Phone: 01902 458770 / 07557 667609
Website: www.aspiring-futures.co.uk

LED Bootcamp

A 6-week boot camp on developing your leadership, employability and entrepreneurial skills.
Organization: IRID
Email: Iridwolverhampton@gmail.com
Phone: 07576 232187


Sport & Fitness

Connect Football Leaders

A course to develop leaders through football coaching, sessions and work experience as well as offering qualifications such as FA Playmaker, FA Level 1 and Multi-sports.
Organization: New Park Village Football Development
Email: npvfootballdevelopment@yahoo.co.uk
Phone: 01902 565203 or 07932 348894
Website: www.npvfootdev.co.uk

Lifeguard Training

Wolverhampton Swimming and Fitness Centre are running several free-of-charge NPLQ courses for young people who are looking at getting into this field of work.
Organization: Places Leisure
Website: www.wolerhampton.placeslesisure.org

RG Boxfit

A 12-week boxing programme which focuses on a different aspect of boxing every session whilst at the same time building confidence and providing support with CVs and preparing for interviews.
Email: rgboxfit@gmail.com
Phone: 07471930488

Support Futures

A programme that focuses on training mind and body for a better future and to create the best version of yourself.
Email: milroy666@aol.com
Phone: 07802 479276


Creativity & Arts

Smart Stitches - Fabric Workshop

A workshop for young people to alter an item or garment which would have otherwise gone to landfill, also offering 1-1 support, work experience and volunteering opportunities.
Organization: Amaze Clothing Co LTD
Email: hello@smartstitches.co.uk
Phone: 01902 256060
Website: www.smartstitches.co.uk


Digital & Social Media

Digital Workshops and Courses

Courses and workshops on everything from virtual reality, robotics, design, video production and game development.
Organization: Learnplay Foundation
Email: rachel@learnplay.org.uk / georgia@learnplay.org.uk
Phone: 07801855331
Website: www.Learnplayfoundation.com

Young Creatives Project

A 6-week creative workshop supporting the dreams of young creatives. The workshop covers CAD/3D modelling and design, social media marketing, product and brand development, photography and business start-up and career support.
Organization: Creative Hub WLV
Email: creativehubwlv@outlook.com
Phone: 01902 233716
Website: www.creativehubwlv.org.uk


Automotive

Windscreen Technician

A free programme that offers support in finding a job in the automotive industry including skill training, interview preparation, mentoring and the possibility of employment at the end of the programme.
Organization: Easy Automotive LTD
Email: case@easyautomotive.co.uk
Phone: 033300 64312
Website: www.easyautomotive.co.uk