Nature Day - Howe Park Wood Education Centre - People - Pond - Festival of Nature

The Howe Park Wood Ambassadors' role is to help promote The Parks Trust at our Howe Park Wood Education and Visitor Centre. Working alongside the Trust’s Outdoor Learning Team, the Ambassadors will provide information to visitors about the Wood and The Parks Trust, encouraging the public to participate in activities across all our parkland.

There are two key areas of work:

  1. Support the opening of the Education & Visitor Centre
  2. Engage with the public

Commitment Required:

For the year 2019 the Visitor Centre will be open on certain regular days during school holidays (Summer and October Half term). For the Summer holiday we are hoping to open on Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. The level of commitment required for this role is around one day per fortnight, but we can be flexible if you have more or less time to give. Generally we would like three volunteers and a member of the Outdoor Learning team per session to enable flexibility while ensuring safety.

Skills and experience required:

  • Friendly, welcoming and enthusiastic personality
  • A passion for parks, being outdoors and talking to people


Full training will be given including:

  1. Introduction to The Parks Trust as an organisation
  2. Health and Safety
  3. Introduction to being a ranger and the wildlife of Howe Park Wood
  4. FAQ booklet

Benefits include:

  • Uniform
  • ID badge
  • Travel expenses
  • Free training

Main duties include: 

  • Welcoming visitors in a warm, polite and courteous manner
  • Encouraging visitors to engage with the displays or participate in activities
  • Providing information about local wildlife, activities and upcoming events
  • Providing information about The Parks Trust and our general work
  • Collecting feedback and evaluations from visitors
  • Encouraging visitors to sign up to our e-newsletter
  • Answering questions about The Parks Trust and our work

To register your interest, please apply by emailing volunteering@theparkstrustcom

Discover our parks

  • Howe Park Wood


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    Howe Park is probably the woodland mentioned in the Domesday Survey of 1086. Parts of it may be rare surviving fragments of the 'wildwood' that covered the whole of lowland Britain after the last Ice Age, 6-11,000 years ago.

    There is a café at Howe Park Wood serving cakes, drinks and cold foods.

  • Every year we help around 6,000 people to learn about their local environment through outdoor learning sessions. The school and community groups that take advantage of Milton Keynes’ fantastic outdoor classrooms are amongst the parks’ most enthusiastic visitors.