The Parks Trust Youth Rangers (14-17 year olds)

Young people bird watching at Linford Lakes Nature Reserve

Youth Rangers (14-17 years old)

Youth Rangers is a volunteer group for young people aged 14-17 interested in gaining hands-on skills and experience in environmental work. The programme provides outdoor learning opportunities and challenges that will help prepare participants, both professionally and personally, for future studies and careers within the environmental sector.

We run two 6-month volunteering programmes each year. Sessions take place on the third Saturday each month from 10am-12pm. These meetings take place outdoors in greenspaces all over Milton Keynes, and cover a variety of interesting and engaging topics which include practical conservation work, biodiversity surveying, community tasks and assisting in our outdoor learning and ranger tasks. This is a great opportunity for anyone wishing to meet new people, build confidence, contribute to your community, keep active and gain valuable environmental skills with a landscape charity.

How to Join

For more information you can look at our Frequently asked questions at the bottom of this page, or for specific queries then please contact the Outdoor Learning Team at or 01908 233600. If you would like to sign your child up for Youth Rangers, please fill out the registration form below and a member of the outdoor learning team will get back to you. If the group is full, we can put you onto our waiting list and contact you as soon as there is availability. Please also make yourself familiar with our behaviour policy before registering. For more information on the Youth Groups we run, please view our Youth Group Guide. If you wish to view our risk assessments for the activities we run, please click here.

The next Youth Ranger programme will be running from September and registration for this group will be open from July 2019.

Youth Ranger Donations

The Parks Trust is a self-financing charity and donations can help to cover the resources used to run these sessions. Youth Rangers is free to join but If you can provide a small donation to enable us to keep running the group effectively, then this is always appreciated. To donate, please click on the 'Donate Now' button at the bottom of the registration form.

Parental consent form to child taking part in Youth Ranger activities

Parent Details
As part of our Safeguarding Policy, we do not contact anyone under the age of 18. As such, we require a parent/guardian contact email address for all correspondence related to the activities.
Emergency Contact Details
Child Details
I confirm my child is between 14-17 years of age
If you prefer that we contact the child directly, please give their email address. You will still be copied into all correspondence. As part of initial contact we will be informing the child that you have provided this information, along with their rights whilst they are a member.
Please advise of any medical conditions, allergies, dietary requirements or behavioural conditions, including medication required that may affect your child during the activity. Please be aware that any medication a child requires cannot be administered by The Parks Trust Staff and is the responsibility of the child/and or parent.
All medical data provided will be stored securely and will be deleted at the end of the academic year. Please tick the box to give your consent for The Parks Trust to process your child’s medical information for the purpose and duration stated above and to confirm that you will update us of any relevant changes to your child's medical needs.
Activity Details

Newsletters will only be emailed to the email provided by the parent/guardian

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