We’re delighted to announce a brand new youth volunteer role in the Belfast Hills!

As a Belfast Hills Youth Ranger, you will be assigned your own site in the hills to help look after. This will involve you walking your site and submitting a report each month. By reporting any issues or points of interest, you will be helping site managers and the Belfast Hills Partnership (BHP) look after the species and habitats in the Hills, and assign management resources appropriately.

No experience is necessary for the role. Training is provided, so all abilities and backgrounds are welcome. We are just looking for hardworking and enthusiastic individuals aged 18 – 24. Perhaps you have been thinking about pursuing a career in the environmental sector and are looking to gain work experience and increase your employability skills, or maybe you just want to work outdoors and do your bit to care for nature.

In return for your hard work and dedication you’ll receive:

  • A Volunteer Now Impact Award (a nationally recognised award based on your level of volunteering hours)
  • Practical work experience
  • Training in GPS surveying and basic plant ID skills
  • Two celebration events
  • A Hills Youth Ranger hoodie (on submission of three site reports)

For more information and to apply, download the application form below…

This programme is funded by the National Lottery’s Our Bright Future project, a forward-thinking social movement that’s about supporting young people to lead progressive change in their communities and local environment. We’re tackling environmental issues and the lack of opportunity for young people by using one problem to help another. It’s about unleashing the potential of young people, so they can make a big, positive impact and become an unstoppable force for good.

Belfast Hills Youth Ranger
Belfast Hills Youth Ranger