Volunteering Work Groups

1.    Central and East Uplands.
Volunteers initially work with the access officer but also work in volunteer lead groups. The volunteers monitor and maintain the condition of specified paths and help people enjoy and understand their visit to the area. This includes carrying out routine maintenance work on the paths. Volunteers also monitor upland path condition and previous repair work and submit reports identifying areas of concern. They assist with landscaping following project work. A good level of physical fitness is definitely required for this project.
Onsite and other training is provided.
Volunteer work is available for up to two Fridays and two Saturdays per month.

No transport is provided. Volunteers must be 18 or over.

2.    Waterfalls Volunteer Wardens.
Volunteer wardens are available at weekends to assist visitors to the area. This involves patrolling car parks, walking the footpaths, providing advice and guidance to the public, collecting litter, reporting any damage/concerns to the wardens, and generally keeping an eye on the area.
Volunteers work is available on Saturdays and Sundays throughout the year, on a weekly, fortnightly or monthly basis. Volunteers must be over 18, and have a driving license.

On-site and other training is provided and initially new volunteers would be paired with an existing volunteer to learn the role.

Full Role Profile

3.     Brecon Beacons National Park Visitors Centre

a) Volunteer wardens are available at weekends and school holidays to assist visitors to the area. This involves patrolling the Common, walking the footpaths, providing advice and guidance to the public, collecting litter, reporting any damage/concerns to the staff at the Centre, and generally keeping an eye on the area.

Volunteers work is available on Saturdays and Sundays throughout the year, and Thursdays and Fridays in major school holidays, on a weekly, fortnightly or monthly basis. Volunteers must be over 18, and be able to travel to the Centre themselves.

On-site and other training is provided and initially new volunteers would be paired with an existing volunteer to learn the role.

Full Role Profile

b) Volunteers work on maintaining and improving the grounds at the Centre. This involves some gardening tasks, grass cutting, hedge laying and maintenance and a range of other practical activities. Volunteers also help people enjoy and understand their visit to the area. On-site and other training is provided.

Volunteers work on one Thursday per month. No transport is normally provided.

4.    Craig y Nos Country Park
Volunteers work on maintaining and improving the grounds of the 40 acre Country Park. This involves some gardening tasks, grass cutting, hedge laying and maintenance and a range of other practical activities. Volunteers also help people enjoy and understand their visit to the area. On-site and other training is provided.

Working parties are usually on Mondays and/or Thursdays, 9am to 4pm and no transport is provided.

5.    Working with Wardens.
The wardens work with a small group of volunteers, 2 to 6 people, on a regular basis, to assist in the wide range of practical tasks that need undertaking to maintain and improve the National Park. This can include path work, fencing, gate repairs, water clearance, tree felling, burning or removal, and a wide range of other practical tasks. On-site and other training is provided. Volunteers are usually required mid-week, on a fortnightly or monthly basis and are usually, but not exclusively, on a Wednesday. These work parties take place at various locations across the Park.

Although specific transport is not provided, the wardens can sometimes meet volunteers at a mutually convenient location.

6. Occasional activities.
Depending on need, existing volunteers sometimes get invited to help out on seasonal or occasional activities in the National Park, these can include grouse counting, heather spreading, vegetation and other surveys.