Countryside Ranger

Our volunteer ranger days are overseen by volunteer coordinator Ed Tucker, an experienced countryside ranger who has worked for the Wildlife Trust, Woodland Trust, Swansea Council and Neath Port Talbot Council. Ed manages all of our wild and nature sites and will be there on site with you every step of the way providing the support, safety and tools you need to get the job done.
Joining our volunteer team will get you involved in a variety of jobs and tasks including;

  • Invasive species management
  • Footpath and access maintenance
  • Bench, table and woodland classroom installations
  • Tree felling, thinning and clearing
  • Scrub and brash clearing and burning
  • Cleft fencing and hedge laying
  • Habitat creation (Owl, bird, bat and dormouse boxes)
This role is open to anyone with an interest in nature, conservation and habitat management.
Upon applying to become a volunteer ranger, you will be invited to meet with our staff to go through relevant paperwork and an induction to volunteering with the council. You will be provided with a volunteer handbook to read through.

At your first ranger day, you will be given an introduction to the site and a health and safety briefing alongside basic instructions for safe tool use.

Worried you don’t have the skills and knowledge to participate? Don’t fret, we run regular accredited and non-accredited training sessions for our volunteers, designed to get you up to speed and feeling confident in working with us in nature.