Volunteer week ran from June 4th – June 8th this year and was a resounding success – and not just because of the beautiful weather we enjoyed! 15 individuals took part and worked over an impressive 370 hours in just one week. Their tasks for the week included litter picking and footpath maintenance, rhododendron clearance, fencing and constructing way markers
These volunteers were also given the opportunity to take part in our unit accredited by Agored Cymru: Practical Conservation Skills. Owain Thomas, Snowdonia Society Project Officer says “this course is an extension of our long-standing commitment to give something back to volunteers who give their time and effort towards looking after Snowdonia: the training and accreditation is provided free of charge to our volunteers.” Watch this space for our next intake dates which will be released soon!
What did our volunteers think?
“The whole week has been really enjoyable, and I feel I have more of an idea of the type of jobs that are out there in the conservation sector. The Society are really friendly, and it is great to meet like-minded volunteers. On the whole, it has inspired me to carry on volunteering and I’d like to gain more experience in a wide variety of activities.”
“I’ve had an absolutely fantastic time on the practical conservation course. The sheer variety of activities across the week has given me a wide insight into different conservation practices and agencies.”
Dan Goodwin, Snowdonia Society Project Officer says “A massive thank you goes out to the volunteers who worked hard to make the week such a success, without their work and commitment our work would just not be possible.”
Special thanks goes to our partner organisations for this particular week:
National Trust, Snowdonia National Park Authority, The Woodland Trust, North Wales Wildlife Trust, RAW Adventures and Kehoe Countryside.
…and to our funders for helping to make our work possible: