Cairngorms National Park

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Volunteer Rangers

The Cairngorms National Park is the largest National Park in the UK, and we are looking for volunteers who would like to help take care of it and inspire others with their love of this special place

170612Volunteer2Become a Volunteer Ranger

  • Be an ambassador for the Cairngorms National Park, share your love and knowledge of the area, inspiring local people and visitors alike;
  • Help take care of this special place;
  • Volunteer alongside a range of participating Ranger Services, Land Owners and Land Managers across the Cairngorms National Park.



This is a great role for people who love nature and the outdoors, enjoy meeting new people, being out and about in the fresh air, and who want to learn new skills! You’ll meet an incredible variety of people, have the chance to learn new skills, work as a team, and spend time in some of the most spectacular landscapes in the country.

You’ll be provided with a uniform, and can expect to start out by being based within busier areas of the National Park. You’ll be meeting and engaging with members of the public sharing information and answering questions, walking popular routes well-used by visitors, and over time will have the chance to become involved with more practical conservation and monitoring activities.

Find out more by reading a full role description here.

Getting involved

We recruited our first group of Volunteer Rangers in June 2017, and will be opening recruitment for more Volunteer Rangers again soon. If you would like to be kept updated about our next recruitment opportunities, please sign up to our mailing list.