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Volunteer Rights of Way Ranger

Volunteer rangersRole description

General description of duties

Undertaking practical tasks on public rights of way (PROW) to improve access for or safety of those using the public rights of way.

Skills required

Reasonable physical fitness and readiness to work outside in all seasons. An ability to send and receive emails is also useful but not essential.

Ideal volunteer

A volunteer who enjoys working as part of a team and wishes to improve the public rights of way network for all users.

Details of duties

  • Contribute to the implementation of minor works and maintenance, such as surfacing, ditch and vegetation clearance, and the erection of structures.

Regularity of duties

Volunteers will receive a task list which details all prospective volunteer ranger work for the next six months. Volunteers can choose which tasks they wish to participate in.

Guidance and support

The public rights of way Volunteer Co-ordinator can be contacted during office hours with any questions or concerns. All tasks are overseen by the Volunteer Co-ordinator and/or an Access Ranger.

Training and equipment

A number of training courses are available to Volunteer Rangers. These include power tool training, first aid, walking through livestock and task leadership. Health and safety training is delivered before each task takes place. Volunteers are not expected to provide their own equipment; the Volunteer Co-ordinator will provide all required tools, equipment and PPE on a task-by-task basis.

Disclosure and Barring Service check (DBS)

A DBS check is not necessary for this volunteer role.


No references are required for this role.


Each task will have an agreed pick-up point, though volunteers are also free to make their own way to site.

How to apply

To apply for this role, please complete the form below and return it to:

Write Address:
Volunteer Development Team
Room 215, East Wing
County Hall
West Sussex
PO19 1RG

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