Youth Rangers (14-17 year olds)

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Youth Rangers is a free volunteering opportunity for people aged 14-17 interested in gaining hands-on skills and experience in environmental work. The programme provides outdoor learning activities and challenges that will help prepare participants, both professionally and personally, for future studies and careers within the environmental sector. 

Sessions usually take place on the third Saturday each month. These meetings take place outdoors in green spaces all over Milton Keynes, covering a variety of interesting and engaging topics which include practical conservation work, biodiversity surveying, community tasks and assisting in our outdoor learning and ranger tasks. This is a great opportunity for anyone wishing to meet new people, build confidence, contribute to your community, keep active and gain valuable environmental skills with a landscape charity.

Activities carried out by Youth Rangers include:

  • Building dead hedges using natural materials harvested from the parks 
  • Pond clearance 
  • Removing invasive plant species 
  • Conducting reptile, insect and grassland surveys
  • Wildflower seed collection 
  • Tree planting  

How to Join

If you would like to sign your child up for Youth Rangers, please fill out the registration form below. You will then be added to our member list and will receive an email each month with information about the upcoming session. This email will contain a members-only link for you to book on to the session for that month. 

For more information, you can look at our frequently asked questions at the bottom of this page, or for specific queries please contact the team on or 01908 233600. 

Please make yourself familiar with our behaviour policy before registering.

Parental consent form to child taking part in Youth Ranger activities

Child Details
Emergency Contact Details
Medical Information

Please advise of any medical conditions, allergies, dietary requirements or behavioural conditions, including medication required that may affect your child during the activity. Please be aware that any medication a child requires cannot be administered by The Parks Trust Staff and is the responsibility of the child/and or parent.

All medical data provided will be stored securely and will be deleted at the end of the year. Please tick the box to give your consent for The Parks Trust to process your child’s medical information for the purpose and duration stated above and to confirm that you will update us of any relevant changes to your child's medical needs.

Activity Details

We would be grateful if could you give permission for us to take photos of your child at our Youth Ranger sessions. By doing so, you give us full permission to use the images taken by the photographer for up to 5 years for marketing purposes, including, but not limited to, use on our website, social media and advertising.

Contact Details

As part of our Safeguarding Policy, we require a parent/guardian contact email address for all correspondence related to the activities.

If you would like your child to receive a copy of the session invitation email we send out each month, please include their email address here. You will still be sent a copy of all correspondence.




Youth Ranger Donations

The Parks Trust is a self-financing charity and donations can help to cover the resources used to run these sessions. Youth Rangers is free to join but If you can provide a small donation to enable us to keep running the group effectively, then this is always appreciated. 

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Frequently asked Questions...

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  • Youth Rangers working in Black Horse Wood
  • Youth Rangers building a bug hotel at Howe Park Wood
  • Youth Rangers building a dead hedge at Linford Lakes Nature Reserve
  • Youth Rangers removing Himalayan Balsam from the river
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  • Youth Rangers dissecting owl pellets
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  • Youth Rangers working in Loughton Valley Park
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  • Youth Rangers building a new habitat in Blackhorse Wood
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  • Youth Rangers clearing scrub at Walton Lake
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  • Youth Rangers at Linford Lakes Nature Reserve
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  • Youth Rangers clearing the ponds in Campbell Park
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  • Youth Rangers creating a woodchip path in Blackhorse Wood
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  • Youth Rangers building a bug hotel and stump garden at Elfield Nature Reserve
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