Junior Honorary Rangers 2023

As learners head back to school after the summer holiday, our Junior Honorary Rangers get ready for the 2023 program of courses, outings and events to learn about conservation and the environment.

Registration days are being held at various locations across the country and youngsters are invited to join a program in their area.

Junior Honorary Rangers (JHR) are volunteers between the ages of 12 and 18 who have a keen interest in conservation and the environment. The program offers a fun-filled year of activities, outings and talks by experts in the field of nature conservation.

The youngsters learn about our national parks and the environmental threats they face, how to identify plants and animals in their area, and what it means to be an eco-volunteer making a difference for the planet.

Meetings are held on a monthly basis, with each member submitting a portfolio for evaluation at the end of the year. There are five phases to be completed and certificates are awarded for each.

Johannesburg Region is kicking off their 2023 program on Saturday 14 January at the Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden – Malcolm Road, Poortview, Roodepoort with a Registration & Information meeting from 09h00 for the Foundation or Primary Phase followed by the Secondary or Traditional Phase from 11h00 . Please RSVP to Erlo (083 275 0110) or Cathy (082 990 1369) who will provide directions and advise which documents to bring.

Other regions which run JHR programs are East Rand Region (Benoni, contact James 082 805 1350), Pretoria Region (Groenkloof, contact Keren, 082 561 3237), Johannesburg South (Lenasia, contact Ayesha, 083 212 8657), West Rand Region (contact Ella, 083 651 5891), Vaal Triangle Region (contact Ina, 072 257 3738), Letaba Region (contact Albert, 072 3354 743), KZN (contact Emile, 076 394 2888) For more information please email connect@honoraryrangers.org