Ranger Team Young Volunteer Placements

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We are now recruiting for conservation-minded young people aged 16-25 with a passion for nature to come and experience life as a National Park Ranger.

Our placements are ideal for anyone with an interest in pursuing a career in the environmental or countryside sectors. The placements will run from 10 working days over a three month period (April, May and June 2020).

Successful applicants will work alongside National Park staff as part of its Ranger Team to get actively involved in the care and management of the Park, including its sites, woodlands and nature reserves.

Our scheme is designed to give young people a unique learning opportunity where they can gain practical experience and pick up a range of different skills connected to conserving and managing the natural environment.

Our Young Volunteer Ranger placements aims to develop on the job skills through a variety of practical tasks including maintenance work on historic buildings and public rights of way, workshop days, biodiversity studies and working with the National Park specialist staff including Ecologist, Archaeologist, Farming Team and Access Officer. One placement will be based in Rothbury, in the north of National Park, and another at The Sill: National Landscape Discovery Centre in the south of the National Park.

Our Young Volunteer Hadrian’s Wall National Trail Ranger placement will develop on the job skills in managing and maintaining Public Rights of Way with the added dimension that the Hadrian’s Wall Path is set within a National Park and UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The scheme also gives participants the opportunity to achieve their John Muir Explorer Award.

For further details please contact Jane Riddell on 07795 834936 or email [email protected],org.uk  


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“This placement was a fantastic opportunity for me as it allowed me to gain vital work experience. I worked with some amazing people who taught me new skills and knowledge in different aspects of their vision to create a rich, thriving, biodiverse working landscape.”

Anna Robe, Student