You can help Snowdonia by volunteering

The Snowdonia Ecosystem Project carries out regular practical conservation volunteer workdays to help enhance and maintain the natural beauty of the National Park. From toads and trees to footpaths and fungi our project is an ideal way of getting directly involved in the conservation and management of Snowdonia National Park, whilst having fun and meeting new (and familiar) faces.

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
Volunteering with the Snowdonia Society has been an amazing experience! I have learned a lot of practical knowledge including ID of plants, trees and butterflies.”
Courtney Teliske, volunteer

Questions?
Email Mary-Kate or Owain


 

You Could Help With

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

If you prefer ongoing work at one location, at Tŷ Hyll we offer:

  • wildlife gardening
  • woodland management
  • pond maintenance
  • footpath work
  • welcome visitors to our open days.

Why Volunteer?

  • 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?

Our volunteers enjoy a regular programme of conservation workdays which take place come rain or shine, at all times of 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 mammal surveys or learning the characteristics of different habitats, our project has something for you.

No experience is needed as full training will be given on each workday. Fancy getting involved? Contact Owain or Mary-Kate:

The Snowdonia Ecosystem Project is supported by NRW and CAE the National Parks sustainable development fund.

“Volunteering is an opportunity to meet like-minded people and build a community.” Cass Docherty, volunteer.

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 workdays, 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.