Becoming a Young Ranger is an amazing opportunity to get out in the fells, make new friends, learn new skills, and contribute to a project that conserves the paths of the Lake District for people today, tomorrow, and beyond to enjoy.
It’s also a great way to complete the volunteering section of the DofE Award Programme or the four challenges that lie at the heart of the John Muir Award. But it’s not always a walk in the park!
Before you commit to helping us care for the Lake District fells, we want to be absolutely certain it is the right role for you.
Before completing the registration form, please ask yourself the following questions:
Am I willing to spend a full day out on the fells in all weathers?
We really do go out whatever the weather – all year round, and as this is the Lake District we often experience all four seasons in one day. While we prepare with the right clothes and equipment, it can sometimes be challenging working outside.
Can I commit to one Saturday a month?
The Young Rangers meet one Saturday a month at various locations across the National Park. We try to organise a varied and interesting programme of activities and also offer some social events and training opportunities. In return, we do ask that you commit to attend regularly (although we understand that people may be away or unavailable on the odd occasion.)
Do I have access to transport and live within a reasonable distance of the Lake District National Park?
Fix the Fells Young Ranger days take place in some of the most beautiful locations in Britain – often remote parts of the National Park which are not well served by public transport. We can help to organise lift shares but unfortunately we are not set up to provide group transport. For this reason, we do require Young Rangers to have access to transport and live within easy reach of the Lakes.
If you have answered yes to all of the above, then we would love you to apply. To do so, please complete the registration form on the website and return it to Annie.Duckworth@lakedistrict.gov.uk
Once we have received your form, you will be notified of your success and invited to take part in an open day event. This is an opportunity for you to really see what becoming a Young Ranger is all about, the kinds of tasks you will be getting involved in, and to meet some staff and other Young Rangers.
After that, you will be ready to start your journey as a Young Ranger!