Enhance your CV, learn key life skills, meet like-minded people, get active and make a positive impact on the environment.

Concerned about the future and the environment?

Stand out from the crowd, as well as boost your CV to help with UCAS and job applications.

The Beach Rangers’ academy lets you learn about the marine and coastal environment, challenge yourself as you develop new skills

Volunteer with community groups, set up your own marine network, meet like-minded people, boost your CV and stand out from the crowd.

I can thoroughly recommend the Beach Shore Rangers. Jenn and the team have worked with different age groups from our school and introduced marine conservation in an engaging and positive way. Sessions were well prepared and the pupils learned abut Marine Conservation whilst having fun and discovering the environment on their doorstep.

Beach shore rangers has helped to introduce pupils to the marine habitats on their doorstep and to care for their local environment

Dr Marieke Royle

We were allowed to draw our feelings, That you got to say what stresses you out and what stopped it, and
I like that she took our ideas.

If you’re 16 to 24 then signing up to the Beach Rangers’ academy is quick, easy and free.


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Volunteer and work towards Gold, Silver and Bronze Beach Rangers’ awards

Do I have to do it all?

Beach Rangers has been designed to allow you to take part in a capacity that suits you. We want you to enjoy being a Beach Ranger and build your skills, as well as doing great work for the environment. Do as much or as little as you have time for – there is no set commitment – we appreciate that everyone is different.

How much time is involved?

You can take part in a way that suits you.  Individual training sessions can be certified.

But if you want to complete the Beach Rangers programme, there is a minimum amount of time you need to commit.

Bronze = 15 hours volunteering and 15 hours well-being activity

Silver = 25 hours volunteering and 15 hours well-being activity

Gold = 40 hours volunteering and 15 hours well-being activity

What volunteering can I do?

There are a whole load of activities you can do such as beach cleaning, helping out at youth groups and supporting charities. There are also local marine conservation groups established around Cornwall who are always on the lookout for volunteers.

If you’re not sure if it is suitable call us or drop us an email and we will talk to you about it.

What well-being activities can I do?

Anything that gets you out and active.  You can run, walk, swim, dance, take fitness classes, go kite flying, dog walking, play football, rugby, SUP, badminton, horse riding, surfing, skateboarding, roller-skating and swimming to name a few – again if you aren’t sure contact us and we can talk about it.

What training can I do?

There are loads of different training opportunities available through the academy and elsewhere covering a range of interests. Stuff like first aid, STEM training, how to make money and learning about animal rescue with the RSPCA, marine ID, First Aid, ORCA, Lifeguarding – again if you’re not sure ask us – we may even be able to help fund training for you.

Why do I need to volunteer?

When it comes to UCAS or job applications, it’s important to stand out from the crowd. Volunteering can help you do this. It helps you get a foot in the door as it improves your employability skills, gives you an opportunity to meet new people and network, boosts your CV, helps you understand time management and the work place and actually has a real feel good factor.