Youth Rangers

For 16 to 25 year olds

planting wild flowers
planting wild flowers / Miles Davies

We have two groups so come and join us as a volunteer at one or both sessions for practical conservation work at various green spaces. The aim is to help improve these areas for wildlife (and people) while having fun, learning new skills, gaining valuable experience and enhancing job and other volunteering prospects. No experience necessary. Everybody is very welcome.

Typical tasks: Activities may include coppicing, hedge planting, green woodworking, food growing and composting, meadow planting, surveying and monitoring wildlife, pond maintenance, bird/bat boxes, orchard maintenance, scrub clearance, maintaining Forest School sites, basic bushcraft and more.

Watch this video to see what Sussex Wildlife Trust Youth Rangers do

Brighton Group

Where: Various sites around the City

Day & Time: Every Thursday, usually from 10.30 - 14.00.

Needing some voluntary experience in conservation and the environmental sector?  Brighton Youth Rangers is a friendly group of young people with a genuine interest in wildlife who meet weekly and take part in varied outdoor tasks.

Youth Rangers carry out genuine conservation work in and around the Brighton area. We provide a broad range of activities and conservation tasks to get involved with, including: identification, surveying and monitoring of wildlife; habitat management such as coppicing, scrub clearance, hedgerow planting; wildlife gardening; safe use and maintenance of hand tools; basic green wood working and bushcraft.

  • Each week we offer a snack and we may cook on an open fire - however please bring your own lunch and drinks.
  • Please wear strong shoes and appropriate clothing for the weather. 
  • Some travel expenses are available, please check for details
  • Once registered you will receive weekly email updates with task details and locations.
  • Booking essential - limited spaces available each week on a first come first served basis

Contact: Paula da Luz, Communities and Wildlife Officer, click here to email or call on 07770 798776.

Crawley Group

Where: Tilgate Park, Crawley, RH10 5PQ

Day & Time: Wednesdays twice a month during term time, from 10.00 – 15.00.

Looking for a chance to get some voluntary experience in the environmental sector? Why not join Youth Rangers. If you have a genuine interest in wildlife this group is for you. Youth Rangers carry out genuine conservation work in and around Crawley. We provide a broad range of activities and conservation tasks to get involved with, including: identification, surveying and monitoring of wildlife; habitat management such as coppicing, scrub clearance, hedgerow planting; wildlife gardening; safe use and maintenance of hand tools; basic green wood working and bushcraft. Some of our rangers have gone on to college and even into work as a result of their experience with us.

Please contact Tamara to register or for a chat about your interest in joining.

Contact: Tamara Jewell, Community Project Officer, click here to email or call on 07771 375254 or 01293 550730

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