You can help Snowdonia by volunteering

Litter picking, September 2018

The Snowdonia Society carries out regular conservation volunteer days to help enhance and maintain the natural beauty of Snowdonia National Park. Our volunteers enjoy a regular programme of conservation tasks which take place come rain or shine, throughout the year. Whether you enjoy energetic activities such as clearing Rhododendron ponticum and maintaining Snowdon’s well-worn footpaths or prefer to hone/improve your identification skills by carrying out wildlife surveys or learning the characteristics of different habitats, our project has something for you.

 

“With no background in the field myself, I felt like it was accessible to all and I learnt a great deal from the experience.”

You can volunteer as an individual or with a group, every workday, once a month or just once a year.

Download a volunteer registration form here

Questions?
Email Dan or Owain


 

You Could Help With

  • clearing invasive species
  • footpath maintenance
  • habitat management
  • litter clearing

…and much more!

“I already thought I had a decent understanding of invasive species and the way that they spread. However, I have learned so much more from going out into the park and working on and helping mitigate the impact of invasive species. My first work day was Rhododendron removal and it really taught me a lot about the impact these species can have.”

Why Volunteer?

Rhododendron clearance, September 2017

  • Explore Snowdonia
  • Meet new (and old) friends
  • Keep fit and active
  • Get relevant training
  • Discover new passions
  • Meet other professionals working in the environmental sector
  • Gain valuable experience to put on your CV
  • Get a sense of achievement
  • Work outdoors
  • Play an active part in protecting Snowdonia 

 

Snowdonia is your national park – come and help to ensure its survival in these changing times… If you don’t who will?

“Being able to take part in outdoor activities, surrounded by beautiful landscapes, while giving something back to that environment is an amazing experience.”

What We Provide

  • Tools, gloves, training, insurance, First Aid Kit
  • Travel expenses to/from work sites can be paid at a rate of 25p/mile up to a maximum of £15
  • Transport to some workdays
  • Full risk assessments are completed before each activity and a First Aider is always present

We have a small number of spare coats, waterproof trousers, wellies and steel toe cap boots. If you would like to borrow some please let us know before a workday.

What You Need To Bring

  • Warm work clothes
  • Waterproofs
  • Sturdy footwear (such as hiking boots or wellies with steel toecaps) is essential. Trainers or other light shoes are not acceptable.
  • Food and drink

Under 18s

We welcome young people on our volunteer days, but please note:

  • if you are under 16 you must be accompanied by a responsible adult
  • if you are aged 16-17 you will need to have a parental consent form signed before you can volunteer alone.