Cairngorms National Park

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Volunteer Rangers

Cairngorms National Park Volunteer Rangers help care for the largest National Park in the UK, and inspire others with their love of this special place.

This week is Volunteers Week Scotland (1 – 7 June), which is our chance to say a huge thank you for the fantastic contribution that all our volunteers and volunteer rangers make across the Cairngorms National Park!

We are celebrating the incredible contribution that our 14 volunteer rangers have made to the Volunteer Cairngorms programme since 2016 – click here to see our Volunteer Cairngorms infographic to get a picture of what our volunteers have contributed, what they have learned and what it has meant to them to be involved.

You can also watch four of our volunteers Rebecca, Peter, Alastair and Mich talk about their volunteering experiences.

We would also like to recognise the contribution that our nine key partners have made to the programme by working with us to make all these opportunities possible.

 

  • 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.

 

Why not meet some of our Volunteer Rangers and find out what they do?…

Find out more by reading a full Volunteer Ranger role description.

Applications 

We recruit Volunteer Rangers at specific points in the year, and our most recent recruitment took place during February 2019. We’re currently meeting the applicants and then there will be training for the new team members. If you’d like to be kept up-to-date about when we are next recruiting, please sign up to our mailing list. You can also get in touch with us by phoning 01479 870 566 or emailing [email protected]