Volunteer Opportunities with the Countryside Rangers

Volunteer Opportunities with the Countryside Rangers

There are many ways volunteers can help the Countryside Rangers protect and interpret Glasgow's green spaces while developing new skills and gaining valuable work experience.

Practical conservation work is one of the important ways that individuals can make a positive impact on their environment.

Examples of this kind of work will include:

  • planting trees
  • helping manage Local Greenspaces
  • creating new habitats for wildlife
  • taking part in surveys
  • assisting with nature clubs

This kind of work can take place throughout the year, and will most often happen in local nature reserves, parks and green spaces throughout the city.
Volunteer Rangers can develop their skills in fields such as conservation management and environmental education, interpretive planning or biological recording.
Individual volunteers can tailor their work programmes to suit their own personal needs, and benefit from professional advice and guidance from the Countryside Ranger Service. Volunteer Rangers often use this experience as a springboard for employment as a Countryside Ranger with Local Authorities, or other Ranger employing bodies.
Volunteering opportunities would suit:

  • HNC, HND or degree level students studying countryside management looking for vocational experience
  • school work experience placements
  • individual volunteers


If you are interested in working as a volunteer with the Countryside Ranger Service a volunteer application form is available via the contact details below.
Contact Details
Senior Countryside Ranger
Pollok Country Park
2060 Pollokshaws Road
Glasgow G43 1AT
Phone: 0141 276 0924
E-mail: les@glasgow.gov.uk