14 year old Ali Joe from High Wycombe is our amazing Volunteer Voice for August. He started volunteering with us this summer and is also one of our New Shoots.

Ali Joe loves nature and helping habitats, and says Chiltern Rangers is a great and fun way to do that.

He found it hard to decide what his favourite day/event was, however he would probably choose when he went to Funges Meadow about a month ago. He found it beautiful and very rewarding to help clean up.

He doesn’t have any particular favourite flora/fauna and equally appreciate all parts of nature pretty much.

An interesting fact about Ali Joe is he’s a massive science fiction fan, and his favourites are Doctor Who, Star Trek, Babylon 5, and The Expanse. He also loves video games such as Halo, Mass Effect, and Subnautica.

Here’s what he has to say to someone thinking about volunteering with Chiltern Rangers – ‘If they want to help nature in their local area and enjoy working with other people to restore land then Chiltern Rangers is something they should check out. There is something for everybody, whether its building polytunnels, or planting, or cutting through foliage, Chiltern Rangers probably has something for you!’
If you would like to volunteer with us, please call 01494 474486 or email info@chilternrangers.co.uk.  Or visit our volunteering page for more information: https://chilternrangers.co.uk/be-a-conservation-volunteer/