The Beach Rangers Academy develops and delivers bespoke training to enhance the life skills of young people and community members. The academy is FREE and allows you to get involved in whatever capacity suites you but you can work your way through you Bronze, Silver and Gold. The training covers a large variety of topics from Beach Safety to Sustainability.

There are three levels to the Beach Rangers Academy, bronze, silver and gold. The programme is flexible around your own interests and time.

Bronze

Bronze runs between September and April. We want you to be inspired to volunteer, so if there’s something you want to get involved with, then you can.

What’s involved?

  • Life Hacking: 6 days training
  • Getting Involved: 15 hours volunteering (minimum)
  • IFit: 2 days training and 15 hours healthy activities (minimum)
  • Get On It: 1 day activity

Silver

Silver runs between May and October. We want you to be inspired to volunteer, so if there’s something you want to get involved with, then you can.

What’s involved?

  • Life Hacking: 8 days training
  • Getting Involved: 25 hours volunteering (minimum)
  • IFit: 1 day training and 25 hours healthy activities (minimum)
  • Get On It: 4 days activity

Gold

Gold runs between October and June. We want you to be inspired to volunteer, so if there’s something you want to get involved with, then you can.

What’s involved?

  • Life Hacking: 20 days training
  • Getting Involved: 40 hours volunteering (minimum)
  • IFit: 3 days training and 40 hours healthy activities (minimum)
  • Get On It: 3 days activity

Get involved

We want you to be inspired to volunteer, so if there’s something you want to get involved with, then you can.

If you’re unsure, here’s a few ideas:

Get involved with your local Your Shore Network group and help with beach cleans, rockpool events, organising surveys and talks. You can help out at other local clubs of your choice, like Scouts, Duke of Edinburgh, a sports team, youth groups, homeless charities or mental health charities.

Life Hacking

We provide specific training for all Beach Rangers to build life skills.

  • Bronze minimum of 3 training sessions
  • Silver is min of 3 of a higher level
  • Gold is 4 of a higher level

What is Life Hacking?

  • Waves, wind, tides and a rockpool ramble
  • How to make money
  • First aid training
  • Talk, teach train and Train the Treacher
  • Keeping safe
  • Beach lifeguard
  • Any other reliant training you are interested in!

Get On It

This is where you get your hands dirty and get to lead on an event or project!

It’s different for each level of the Academy

 

Bronze

You get to spend a day at the beach or on the coast taking part in an event. This could be a beach clean, surf event, music event, lifeboat day, wedding, polo or fireworks.

Silver

You’ll spend 3 days as part of a team organizing an event. You’ll also need to attend a relevant conference for 1 day

Gold

Lead a team to organise and host an event. It can be a pop-up shop, museum or expedition

IFit

Keep fit and healthy!

 

What is iFit?

Log your hours of well-being and fitness activities which can include running, walking, dance, fitness classes, kite flying, dog walking, football, rugby, SUP, badminton, horse riding, surfing, skateboarding, rollerskating and swimming. Or any activity you enjoy!

 

We also give you  training to get you going;

  • Building a Healthy Future
  • The Good Food Guide
  • Fit for Life

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.

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’s a whole load of activities you can do like beach cleans, helping out at youth groups and supporting charities.

There are also local marine conservation groups established around Cornwall who are always on the look out for volunteers.

What iFit activities can I do?

Anything that gets you out and active! 

For example, there’s running, walking, dance, fitness classes, kite flying, dog walking, football, rugby, SUP, badminton, horse riding, surfing, skateboarding, rollerskating and swimming.

What training can I do?

There’s loads of different training covering a range of interests, and if you find something your interested in doing we can help you sign up!

Stuff like first aid, STEM training, how to make money, volunteer training with BDMLR or the Marine Strandings Network. There’s so much to choose from. 

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 employability, gives you an opportunity to meet new people and network, boosts your CV, helps you understand time management and makes people feel better.