You can use the above form button to request a work placement or work experience at our ranger sites.
A career working outdoors is very rewarding, especially when it involves engaging people with wildlife in a city the size of Birmingham. Jobs in Parks and Nature Conservation are very popular and adverts usually attract a high number of applicants. Most positions require experience in this type of work as well as a relevant qualification. Becoming a volunteer or taking an unpaid work placement can be a good way to gain this type of experience.
Our Birmingham Parks Ranger Service provides various opportunities for you to gain work experience in leisure and nature conservation work. This link gives you information about our facilities and venues for work placements – sites and their facilities.
We have opportunities for:
- Year 10 work experience for school pupils for 1 or 2 weeks
- Placements that are part of college courses – these can be part time or full time
- Regular volunteering over a longer term
To request a placement or become a long term volunteer at one of our sites please use the button above to complete an application. We will contact you to discuss availability and to arrange an interview if appropriate.
You don’t have to be considering future employment or training to volunteer. There are many situations in which you can make an appropriate and significant contribution to your local environment
You can take an active role in the care and improvement of the green spaces and facilities that we manage by joining a practical conservation activity run by the Ranger Service. These regular activities are advertised on our Out and About Events page.
There are also opportunities to volunteer through your local Parks Friends group. Information can be obtained from the Birmingham Open Spaces Forum.