You are the Snowdonia Society’s eyes and ears on the ground, and we are always grateful for any suggestions for future workdays, and links to community and youth groups.
We'd also like to hear from the volunteers who have attended our workdays, let us know how you got on, what you learned and why you'll come back!
Email Mary-Kate or Sarah to share your thoughts.
Read a report from students from Capel Manor College about their work with the Conservation Snowdonia Project here.
"For me as a student, volunteering is one of the most important activities (bar the degree!) to take part in, not only for valuable work experience, but to make friends, get active and learn about the local area. The Snowdonia Society does all of this and more. Their friendly, helpful team provide fantastic volunteering opportunities from "Balsam bashing" to green-roofing and gardening- allowing you to get outside from behind your desk, have some fun and gain some interesting and important skills - all while helping the society continue to protect and conserve the beautiful Snowdonia National Park!"
Started volunteering work with the society about 7 years ago when living in Gloucestershire. Had been coming to North Wales to walk and felt it would be good to get involved with helping to keep the area and countryside in a condition that others may enjoy.
About 3 years ago moved to live here and so could give more time to workdays and beinvolved with keeping up the grounds of the then base of the society the ugly house.
Each year there has been a varied programme of work up in the mountains, countryside and working alongside other community groups park wardens and others. One has made many new friends and seen improvements to the snowdonia area and learnt new skills and gained knowledge about the countryside and nature. With the programmes one can choose what one wants to do no pressure but one knows that all the work is worthwhile and is benifiting other people who come to see the area. At times it can be frustrating to see all the rubbish we find on litter picks or the weather turns for the worst while we work but we till come back for more.
I think that to show how much we make as working teams one only has to look at Bala with Bill the warden there. 3 yers ago Himalayam Balsam was around the lake and in the rivers Today after our working groups each year less and less of this plant is now found: a success story.
Volunteering has enabled me to give something back for all the pleasure I have got from Snowdonia