Enhancing the Chiltern’s habitats through conservation,
education & community engagement

Duke of Edinburgh  Award

We welcome and work with a variety of schools and other organisations to help deliver the volunteering section of the Duke of Edinburgh Award.   You will spend your time working to improve a variety of sites we manage for the community and for wildlife.

Due to the nature of our work, we are unable to offer weekly one hour sessions.  Instead we offer longer sessions and these are shown below:

Bronze Volunteering: You will take part in 4 x 3 hour sessions. Total = 12 hours volunteering

Silver Volunteering: You will take part in 8 x 3 hour sessions. Total = 24 hours volunteering

Gold Volunteering: You will take part in 16 x 3 hour sessions. Total = 48  hours volunteering

Please contact us by email or by phone on 01494 474486 for further information and to start your volunteering!

The Nature Alliance

We are proud to be part of The Nature Alliance partnership which brings together five local organisations  specialising in nature based activities:

The Nature Alliance is a project funded by The Rothschild Foundation to give young people under 25 the opportunity to get involved in projects that include wildlife conservation, animal care, forestry, gardening, outdoor survival, cooking and heritage skills, walking and cycling groups and much more.

For more information please visit The Nature Alliance website.

Pro bono scheme

In keeping with our status as a Community Interest Company, we are allocating 10% of any surplus we make each year towards a Pro bono scheme.

As well as offering discounted fees for our services to charities, local voluntary groups and social enterprises, we will make available the use of our tools and equipment to eligible groups, either at discounted hire rates or free of charge.

Services which we will offer on a pro bono basis include:

  • Practical conservation work
  • Environmentally friendly landscape work
  • Be a Ranger half day experiences
  • Talks and presentations
  • Guided walks

How to apply for Pro bono Services or tool and equipment loan

Before applying please check your eligibility by clicking on our Pro Bono policy. If you think you are eligible, please complete the appropriate Pro bono application form below.  If you are applying for a tool loan please read and comply with the terms and conditions set out in the document below.

Applications from the community for our pro bono services and tool hire can be made at any time.  Completed applications will then be considered by the Chiltern Rangers Board.

Pro bono service application form

Pro bono gazebo, tool/equipment loan application form

Pro bono terms and conditions for gazebo, tool loan

If you know of anyone who could benefit from Pro bono work please encourage them to apply. If you have any queries please contact us at or call us on 01494 474486 and we can discuss your requirements.

Transition Town Marlow borrowed our tools and tent for their work planting a community orchard