Our mission here at Chiltern Rangers is to enhance the Chilterns’ habitats through conservation, education and community engagement. Our community is at the heart of what we do and we would be delighted for you to come along and get involved.
You can do this in many ways – we work with individual volunteers, community groups, schools and youth groups, military groups and many more. We are always open to new ideas.
We love meeting people from all walks of life, all ages and abilities, people who can bring their skills, expertise and often a fresh perspective to our business.
By sharing your skills and time, you will help Chiltern Rangers benefit so many more places and people than we otherwise would be able to, and we couldn’t do it without you.
It’s our ambition to make sure that everyone who gives their time to us feels valued, understood and proud to be part of Chiltern Rangers.
We hope that you are able to see something on these pages that appeals to you. Even if you don’t and would still like to get involved, give us a call on 01494 474486 to discuss how you think you can help us.
What our volunteers say…
I just wanted to say what a pleasure it’s been working with the Rangers. I had no idea two years ago that I’d be quite so involved with the chalklands (and mud – what a winter!) that have been my temporary home. I want to thank you for all I have learned, not least a bigger understanding of this environment but most of all, growing to know a great bunch of people both as a team and as individuals.
I will take this experience with me to Somerset and beyond and I’ll miss every one of you. Wishing you all the very best for a long and successful future.Ian N
I volunteer for Chiltern Rangers to understand our environment better. As a result, I come into contact with knowledgeable and dedicated people who take our wildlife and green spaces seriously. They pass on their enthusiasm and skills to all their volunteers as well as the children they meet and work with. We must help the next generation care for this planet and if we can enthuse them when they are with us at Chiltern Rangers events, they will, hopefully, continue to a lifelong passion. I love working with the school groups and watching them grow their skills, using tool and recognising plants and “bugs” and not being afraid of getting muddy !!!Sue L
It’s not just being outside in the country and the physical work that I’ve enjoyed, it’s the people I’ve met too; such an interesting mix. The Rangers, bird experts, butterfly experts, the other volunteers, teams from companies, students on work experience, school children – all with varying levels of experience and all willing to share their knowledge and skills. Chiltern Rangers looks after its volunteers. They really appreciate the work that the volunteers do, and they regularly tell us that too. It’s not all one sided, the Rangers invest in its volunteers. See here for full article.Colin D