1st March 2017

Youth Rangers 2017 Open for Applications!

Do you have a passion for the environment and outdoor adventures?

Are you aged between 14 and 17?

If you answered yes to those questions then you should apply to become a Ring of Gullion Youth Ranger!

The Youth Ranger programme is a free* two-week programme running from 17th July to 28th July (excluding the weekend).  As a Youth Ranger you will have the opportunity to explore the Ring of Gullion, learning about the landscape and heritage of the area as you go.  You will also help Landscape Partnership staff look after our wonderful and unique habitats through hands on practical conservation.  In return we will give you the opportunity to gain valuable skills such as first aid, navigation and how to survive the ever eminent zombie apocalypse (aka bushcraft survival skills).  At the end of the programme you will receive a bronze 50-hour Millennium Volunteer Award as well as an Explorer-level John Muir Award.

If you’d like to get an idea of what last year’s Youth Rangers got up to check out their blog and photo gallery.

To participate in the programme you need to have a reasonable level of fitness, enthusiasm and a willingness to have-a-go and of course, complete an application form.  An application pack detailing everything about the programme and the application process is available for download below.

Applications are open from 1st March until 5pm on 31st May.

*A £50 refundable deposit (returned upon completion of eight out of the ten days) is required to secure the place of successful applicants.


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