Chiltern Rangers

Inspiring and Enriching Communities

Chiltern Rangers

Enhancing Local Environments

Chiltern Rangers

Inspiring and Enriching Communities

Chiltern Rangers

Enhancing Local Environments


Chiltern Rangers relies greatly on the support of the local community, either individually or as part of an organisation, to deliver environmental and social benefits that the community can benefit from such as improvement to health and wellbeing.  For further information click on Five ways to Health and Wellbeing.

We offer volunteering opportunities to people from all sections of the community:


  • Green Thursday volunteers
  • Community Groups
  • Youth Opportunities
  • Volunteer Warden
  • Volunteer in the office
  • Other volunteering opportunities
  • Vounteer of the year and volunteer of the season Awards

I LOVED it!! Had a fantastic time, really enjoyed the work and the people I met were lovely. We ended up in woods not far from my house, so I stayed on an extra hour and walked home. I massively benefited from the experience and I would love to keep coming to Green Thursdays.



I believe it was partly due to the confidence I gained while volunteering with you that I got back into a really good job. So I am grateful for the service you provide to give me that opportunity



Green Thursday Conservation Volunteer Group

We run a volunteer conservation group every Thursday which is open to all. Come along and meet us at Wycombe Rye Lido Car Park at 10.00 am and keep fit while helping to take care of your local environment in the local woodlands. We aim to return for 1.00 pm after a rewarding mornings work. Tools, gloves and hot drinks are provided. Please wear stout footwear and appropriate clothing suitable for outdoors activities and the weather. If you would like to get involved just turn up or please contact us.

For more on what we’ve been up to see our NewsFacebook, Instagram and Twitter pages.

Community Groups

Are you part of a community group such as a sports groups or local wildlife or nature group?

Do you share an interest in nature and the environment? Why not contact us to see how you could get involved?

Wycombe Young Farmers are one of the many groups who have enjoyed helping us clear the overgrown trees at Penn Wood.

Wycombe Young Farmers enjoyed helping clear the overgrown trees at Penn Wood this year.

Youth Opportunities and Forest Schools

Hazlemere Youth Centre removing Hemlock at Penn Wood.

Are you under 18 years old? Do you belong to a group such as scouts, guides, schools, youth groups, youth clubs, Young Farmers, sports groups or local wildlife or nature groups?

Ask your group organiser to contact us and arrange a volunteer session in the woods for you and your friends. We arrange many youth sessions and work with the ever growing number of Forest schools. See Forest Ranger School for more information about this venture.

A quick note to say how fantastic it is to see George getting stuck in to volunteering with you, Paul & Dan etc. It feels like a really precious thing that you have drawn him in and got him involved.  For all the contact we have had with schools, services, youth organisations and clubs over many years, none have really engaged George in the way that you, Paul and others are able to  – with so little fuss, getting to know him, noticing what he’s capable of and getting  him to contribute and feel competent and part of something. It’s hard to measure  the value of this approach or to put a price on it but I can say from hard experience it is a really rare and fantastic thing that you all do. Thank you.
A parent

Volunteer Warden

Do you live near a local woodland which you frequently visit or ever thought you might like to keep an eye on a favourite local nature reserve?  We are always seeking volunteer wardens to watch over these special places.  You will get full support from us and basic training if required and you will be part of the Chiltern Rangers team.  Contact us if you would like more information about this.

Volunteer in the office

Are you looking for a volunteering opportunity inside?  If you have PR, marketing, fundraising or administrative skills please contact us to see what opportunities we have available.

Other volunteering opportunities

Contact us for other volunteer roles such as helping at events.

This Family event at Penn Street was a huge success with bug hunting, badge making and nest box making.  Anyone is welcome to help out at these hugely rewarding events.

Vounteer of the year and volunteer of the season Awards

As part of our volunteer strategy, Chiltern Rangers aims to reward and recognise volunteers for their contribution to the business.  Any volunteer may be nominated for the ‘Volunteer of the Year’ award.  Nominations can be made by the other volunteers as well as Chiltern Ranger staff.

We have over 20 years’ experience in providing practical conservation sessions for groups of up to 50 people. Whoever you are, we are likely to be able to cater for your needs.

Click here to see our Volunteer Charter.

Click here to see our Volunteering Policy

See Contact page for other policy documents