Volunteering in the Beacons
New Volunteer opportunities with the Brecon Beacons National Park Authority
Our Volunteer’s Schemes provide wide range of practical opportunities to help us care for the protected landscape that is the Brecon Beacons National Park. We are currently recruiting for volunteers for specific projects across many of our departments. If you have a bit of spare time and want to improve your CV or gain experience in a certain area then please take a look at some of the projects we have on offer.
If you are looking for a rewarding opportunity in which environmental, social and economic factors go hand in hand, the National Park is the place for you. We offer mileage expenses, an induction and equipment. To find ou tmore about the work of the National Park Authority, please visit; www.breconbeacons.org .
We hope you find something of interest and look forward to hearing from you.
Craig-y-Nos Country Park: This 40-acre country park forms part of the historic grounds of the Victorian Craig Y Nos Castle and is managed by the Brecon Beacons National Park Authority.
Volunteer projects include; hedge laying and bridge building, mowing and maintaining the grounds and general work with the Estate Worker. Own transport preferred (car share may be possible depending on location), suitable clothing essential, equipment etc provided.
The Mountain Centre: The Mountain Centre is situated about 5 miles out of Brecon, and
offers spectacular views of the Beacons and walks around Mynydd Illtydd. Projects include hedge laying and re- pointing the patio. (October onwards)
Warden’s Work Parties: Our Western and Eastern Area warden teams are looking for more people to join their work parties. Various locations, various work! Work parties are regular, usually a Tuesday for the West and Wednesday for the East.
Gwuan Hepste Welcome Warden Scheme: Based at the car park at Gwuan hepste (Waterfall Country). We need volunteers to act as ‘welcome wardens’ on weekends and bank holidays.
Guided Walk Leaders: Needed for our Guided Walks programme (2011). Must have a Walking Group Leader Qualification and up to date First Aid certificate.
Species Surveying: Species Surveying all National Park flora and fauna but particularly for animals and especially insects. Please register your interest by September 2010 for summer
2011. Experience required in ecology/species ID particularly invertebrates. Ability to work unsupervised and to write clear reports essential. Refresher/specific training may be possible for those already experienced in surveying but volunteers must register interest early.
Surveyors Needed! Structural & condition technical surveys across the National Park.
We are also looking for anyone with knowledge and experience of Tree Preservation Work, to assist in review of Tree Preservation Orders, review significant trees on possible development sites and help with mapping, scheduling & preparation of paperwork for legal Tree Preservation Orders.
Administration and Evaluation: Based in the National Park Authority Office in Brecon, we are looking for people who can offer their time to carry out:
s Guided Walk Administration
s Visitor Evaluation
s Photo cataloguing and administration
Stalls at events:
We need a pool of volunteers, willing to man stalls at various events across the country. If you think you’d like to do this, please let us know. Please also let us know if you have any events in mind you’d like the Authority to have a presence at.