Constable Country Volunteer Ranger
A new scheme in 2015!
Join us as a Constable Country Volunteer Ranger so we can work together to ensure visitors to Constable Country have a good visitor experience and the landscape of the Dedham Vale AONB is protected for future generations to enjoy.
What do Constable Country Volunteer Rangers do?
With over 220,000 visitors to this area a year this pilot role of the Constable Country Ranger is very important. The Constable Country Ranger will be responsible for walking the footpaths around Constable Country especially between Dedham and Flatford. Whilst doing this they should engage with the public and attempt to answer any questions to do with the area. They should be able to explain aspects of the landscape that relate to John Constable, local history, wildlife and current landscape management. Whilst walking volunteer rangers are encouraged to pick up litter and report any other issues that could spoil the visitor experience, landscape or tranquillity of the area.
This role will suit people who ….enjoy variety, like meeting people and talking to groups, have a friendly and helpful nature and like helping others enjoy walking in the countryside.
Will I get training?
All volunteer rangers attend an induction morning at Flatford run by members of the Dedham Vale Visitor Management Group so that they are fully prepared for the role and have a good understanding of the scheme's objectives. Other training on the culture, heritage, landscape and wildlife of the area will be offered to enable wardens to build upon their skills and interests.