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Volunteering in Snowdonia National Park

Volunteering is a great way to meet people, learn new skills and help to protect what makes Snowdonia National Park so special.

Whatever your interests and abilities, there is room for you to play your part. You will also find that there are huge benefits to you: useful skills and experience, increased knowledge of the National Park, meeting new friends, exercise and the satisfaction of knowing that you're doing something to help.

As a volunteer for the National Park Authority you will be helping us to deliver our purposes which are to:

  • conserve and enhance the natural beauty, wildlife and cultural heritage of the area;
  • promote opportunities to understand and enjoy its special qualities;
  • foster the economic and social wellbeing of its communities.

You can be confident that you will:

  • be involved in work that helps others to understand and enjoy Snowdonia
  • have the training and equipment that you need for your role
  • have supervision and work alongside experienced volunteers and regular staff
  • be protected by the same health and safety regulations as paid staff
  • receive travel expenses in line with the Authority’s Volunteering Principles

Care for Snowdonia: Make a difference in 2021

Unprecedented numbers of people visited Snowdonia last year, eager to enjoy the beautiful National Park.

‘Staycations’ will be massive again in 2021, with people longing for escape after a winter of lockdown, so Snowdonia could be even busier.

This is why we need your help. 

Snowdonia Society is working with Snowdonia National Park Authority, the Outdoor Partnership and the National Trust to run a volunteer programme to help manage visitor impacts.

Last year, volunteer teams were out in high season, giving information to visitors, clearing litter and providing back-up for hard-pressed Warden services.

Those volunteers did a great job. This year an even bigger team is needed.  Our aim is to provide coverage at more locations over a longer season, so more visitors are helped and more local communities supported

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Volunteering with the Google Trekker project (© SNPA)

Volunteering with the Google Trekker project (© SNPA)

Controlling Himalayam Balsam with the Bala Wardens (© SNPA)

Controlling Himalayam Balsam with the Bala Wardens (© SNPA)

Here are some of the volunteering opportunities that we have in the National Park.

Plas Tan y Bwlch

  • Friends of Plas Tan y Bwlch
  • Gardening
  • Working in the Café

Yr Ysgwrn

  • Gardening
  • Working in the café
  • Guide visitors around the house and or farm
  • Visitor welcoming
  • Driving
  • Cleaning
  • Conservation work – cleaning furniture and chattels
  • Researching into the history of yr Ysgwrn

Wardens / Access

  • Snowdon Wardens
  • Maintaining Footpaths
  • Surveying Footpaths
  • Young Rangers
  • Tourist Surveys
  • Leading Walks
  • Guiding people who have a sight impairment on walks
  • Helping with the Signal Box Information centre in Penmaenpool
  • Litter Picks
  • Removing unwanted cairns from the mountains

Conservation Woodlands and Agriculture

  • Helping to keep control of invasive speices – e.g Himalayan Balsam
  • Using an ‘app’to map the spread of invasive speices
  • Biodiversity surveys
  • Measuring Dark Skies
Restoring the gardens at Plas Tan y Bwlch (© SNPA)

Restoring the gardens at Plas Tan y Bwlch (© SNPA)

Snowdon Volunteer Wardens (© SNPA)

Snowdon Volunteer Wardens (© SNPA)

More information

An application can be filled in by clicking on the link below or by scanning the QR code:
Volunteering Application Form

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For more information on volunteering in Snowdonia National Park , contact us on 01766 770 274 or email parc@snowdonia.gov.wales

The Snowdonia Society also offer various volunteering opportunities - visit their website for more information http://www.snowdonia-society.org.uk/volunteer

For more information on volunteering contact:

Etta Trumper, the Authority’s Volunteer and Well-Being Officer

Snowdonia National Park Authority
National Park Offices, Penrhyndeudraeth
Gwynedd. LL48 6LF

Mobile: 07584 443 919

Email: etta.trumper@snowdonia.gov.wales