Youth Rangers (14-17 year olds)
Youth Rangers (14-17 years old)
Youth Rangers is a free volunteer group for 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.
Sessions usually take place on the third Saturday each month. These meetings take place outdoors in greenspaces all over Milton Keynes, covering 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.
Activities carried out by Youth Rangers include
- Building dead hedges using natural materials harvested from the parks
- Pond clearance
- Removing invasive plant species
- Conducting reptile, insect and grassland surveys
- Wildflower seed collection
- Tree planting
How to Join
If you would like to sign your child up for Youth Rangers, please fill out the registration form below. You will then be added to our member list and will receive an email each month with information about the upcoming session. This email will contain a members-only link for you to book on to the session for that month.
For more information, you can look at our frequently asked questions at the bottom of this page, or for specific queries please contact the Outdoor Learning Team at firstname.lastname@example.org or 01908 233600.
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.