Local environmental charity The Greensand Trust is looking for young people aged 13-18 to take part in its popular Youth Ranger Scheme coming this autumn based in the Clophill/ Maulden area of Central Bedfordshire.

The scheme is a perfect opportunity for young people interested in conservation and the environment to learn new skills, gain valuable work experience and a recognised environmental award, while having fun and making a difference to the environment and the local community. 

Greensand Trust Chief Executive Gill Welham said:

Our previous Youth Ranger schemes have been incredibly successful and it’s been a pleasure to watch the young participants thrive as they get involved. We’re proud to be able to offer this as our 9th Youth Ranger Scheme, helping a new generation of young people to gain experience as volunteers while receiving valuable training and an insight into what’s involved in a career caring for the environment.

What the scheme involves

Starting in September and running over six months, young rangers will be required for two sessions per month including one weekend and one evening. They will plan, take part in and lead practical conservation projects which could be anything from planting trees and creating trails, to making bird and bat boxes. They will also work with other conservation volunteers on our sites and gain a John Muir Award - an environmental award scheme focusing on discovering and conserving wild places.

This scheme will be based at the Trust’s Working Woodlands Centre near Maulden/Clophill and will involve practical tasks on a number of our sites and nature reserves in the same area.

Sign up now!

Although the scheme starts in the autumn, places are limited, so now’s the time to apply to join the scheme. To find out more or to sign up, please call us on 01234 743666 or email: [email protected]

Companies interested in sponsoring the Youth Ranger Scheme, or looking for information on other corporate sponsorship opportunities on offer at The Greensand Trust, can find out more here

Schools in the local area may wish to display this poster as a means of reaching young people who may be interested in joining the scheme. You can see what our most recent Youth Rangers got up in this video they produced.