Brecon Beacons National Park – Volunteers Wanted!

Posted on 6 Feb 2018

Brecon Beacons National Park Authority are currently recruiting volunteers to work within the Park.

                      ©Billie Charity

The Upland Conservation Volunteers undertake conservation and ecology work to help restore international important habitats and also carry out basic maintenance of upland Scheduled Ancient Monuments within the Black Mountains. The volunteers are currently undertaking an Upland Peat restoration project in the Black Mountains, working closely with the one million pound Sustainable Management Scheme Project recently granted to the Brecon Beacons National Park Authority.

The Upland Path Volunteers work within the Black Mountains and Eastern Central Beacons undertaking essential maintenance and repairs of the upland paths using traditional skills to ensure our paths are in good order for everyone to use.

Both groups are recruiting and a flexible approach allows volunteers to work within both.  Work days are carried out on Wednesdays for the Upland Conservation Volunteers and Fridays and Saturdays for the Upland Path Volunteers.

Full training is provided and volunteers will gain an understanding of the work.  There will be opportunities to undertake accredited certification in first aid and Lantra approved safe use of brushcutters.

This can be difficult and strenuous work, with typical full days of productive hard work often in harsh weather conditions within the Black Mountains.

Volunteering within the Park is a great way to utilise your skills, learn new skills and offers the chance to meet people with similar interests.  Brecon Beacons National Park is a wonderful environment to work within and the work carried out will help maintain and sustain this landscape for future generations.  There are currently nearly 200 volunteers working within the Park.

Chris Evans, a volunteer for the Park said; “Volunteering within Brecon Beacons National Park is a great way to get active within the outdoors, meet new people and offers a chance to give something back.  It’s one of the most beautiful landscapes within the country, it’s a truly worthwhile experience and I enjoy volunteering here.”

Mel Doel, Chairman of Brecon Beacons National Park Authority said; “Volunteers are an essential part of Brecon Beacons National Park and we are forever grateful for the work they carry out.  It is a great way to learn and become involved with the Park and we welcome those who are interested.”

If you would like to volunteer, please contact – Jason Rees Project Co-ordinator Jason.Rees@beacons-npa.gov.uk.

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