Volunteer Ranger

Volunteer Ranger Service

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Project Summary

The South Downs Volunteer Ranger Service (VRS) is a voluntary organisation with over 500 members that works in partnership with the South Downs National Park Authority (SDNPA), looking after and helping to conserve the special qualities of the South Downs.

Need to know

  • Start Date: 01/10/2018
  • End Date: 31/12/2019
  • County: East Sussex, Hampshire and West Sussex
  • Organisation Name: South Downs National Park Authority
  • Project Category: Improving habitats


Project Description

Rangers carry out both practical conservation and public relations work; the balance varies slightly according to the area, the season and your areas of expertise. Rangers also provide advice and guidance to visitors.

Typical tasks:

  • Chalk grassland and Heathland conservation
  • Scrub Clearance
  • Woodland Management
  • Hedge Laying
  • Improving public access
  • Surveys of flora and fauna

Comprehensive uniform and relevant personal protective equipment (PPE) are provided in this role. All tools required for tasks will be provided and fit for purpose.

Key Skills:

  • Ability to work with people from all backgrounds
  • Ability to communicate with staff
  • Willingness to adhere to Health & Safety protocol
  • Specialist skills and experience relating to tasks are welcomed

Key qualities: Friendly, reliable and self-sufficient, willing to accept direction/guidance