Location: High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire

Beneficiaries: mental health, long term unemployed, local community, students, Chiltern Woodlands and nature reserves

CEO: John Shaw

About Chiltern Rangers

Chiltern Rangers CIC is a social enterprise working with local communities to provide practical habitat management of the woodlands, chalk grassland, commons, ponds and chalk streams in the Chilterns’ area.

They also engage with local businesses providing ‘Be a Ranger for a day’ team building sessions which improves the health and well being of the participants at the same time as enhancing the environment.

Their work with children includes running Forest School sessions and providing work placements for local education establishments.

Mission and Impact 

Chiltern Rangers mission is enhancing the Chilterns habitats through conservation, education and community engagement. In 2017 they welcomed 4,269 volunteers who contributed 13,660 hours of work towards achieving this.

They aim to make conservation and other events accessible to all sections of our community. Support is given when necessary for those with learning and other disabilities. No referral is required, they welcome anyone and are greatly rewarded when they see the positive impact on volunteers from working outdoors.

Chiltern Rangers corporate sessions bring employees together out of the work place providing a neutral environment for them to enjoy new experiences together.