If so, why not join the Voluntary Park Ranger Scheme, run by the Park Ranger Service and help make a difference.
What is involved?
The role involves monitoring your local park or green-space whilst you continue to use the site as you would do at present (e.g. by walking your dog or through a Sports Club etc.).
We would ask you to act as our 'eyes and ears' by reporting incidents of litter, graffiti, vandalism, anti-social behaviour, dog fouling and byelaw offences.
All we ask is that you report these incidents to The Ranger Service, we do not expect Volunteers to tackle any issues on site. Voluntary Rangers should take no action that puts themselves or others at risk.
Some of our Volunteers choose to litter pick for us, but there is no obligation to do this. If you do choose to litter pick, we provide gloves, litter pickers and a risk assessment for the activity.
How do I become a Volunteer Ranger?
Please contact the Ranger Service on 01444 477561 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also download a Voluntary Ranger application form and send this back to us.
We will send you an information pack and provide you with all the information you need to be a Volunteer.
Once you are registered as a Volunteer we may occasionally send relevant literature on the Parks Service and involve you in surveys and consultations. We will attempt to resolve all the issues you report to us, and may need to meet with you on site to discuss these.
For more information please contact us or download our Park Ranger leaflet.
Volunteer Walk Leaders
Another way to get involved with the parks service is to become a volunteer walk leader. It is a great way to get to know people in your local community, to help you stay fit and to help others get fit!
If you are interested in getting involved with the practical side of conservation, we have a number of volunteer groups operating in our Local Nature Reserves. It will keep you fit, enable you to make new friends and help you explore new areas of the beautiful Mid Sussex countryside while helping preserve these areas for future generations! Most groups meet once a month to carry out tasks such as path clearance, coppicing, and removal of invasive species. All tools and training are provided.