Snowdonia society invests in conservationists of the future

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Are you passionate about conservation?

As part of its 50th anniversary activities, the Snowdonia Society looked to the future and invested in its volunteers – by launching a new and accredited Practical Conservation Skills unit.  The unit allows you to demonstrate your practical conservation skills – an essential in many job descriptions.  This unit is ideal for those who wish to have a more formal way of demonstrating their practical experience and knowledge.  Due to the success and popularity of this unit in our 50th year, we will be continuing to offer volunteers the opportunity to take part.

By undertaking this unit, you will:

  • Undertake a range of practical conservation tasks in a range of habitats
  • Demonstrate your ability to work in a safe manner, gain knowledge about risk assessments and the importance of e.g. personal protective clothing.
  • Become familiar with a range of tools, their maintenance, and uses

This unit is great for people who already volunteer with us, or for those who are keen to begin. The unit should take around 30 hours to complete, with around 20 – 25 of these being out on workdays or doing practical tool maintenance.

Paper work is light, requiring you only to fill in brief a reflective log after each workday as well as filling in 2 risk assessments highlighting the main 3-4 risks of a site/task.  This unit can be completed over the course of volunteer week.

Thanks to our funders Snowdonia Giving, Postcode Local Trust, a grant-giving charity funded entirely by players of People’s Postcode Lottery, Cronfa Partneriaeth Eryri and the Garfield Weston Foundation we can offer this round of training for free.  However, places are limited and if you were to secure a place you would be committing to attending volunteer week June 4th-8th.

What our recent volunteers said about their experience of completing the unit.

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