Volunteers wanted in the Beacons

We are recruiting volunteers willing to work in a team restoring paths in the Eastern Central Beacons.   The work will include upland path maintenance, basic path construction and surveying, ecological surveying and assisting with helicopter air lifts.  Volunteers will receive training for example the chance to attend residential weekends at other National Parks and the course leading to a recognised first aid certificate. Other training on offer will include day into night navigation, on the job maintenance, surveying and construction techniques, ecological surveying techniques as well as for the wardening duties associated with volunteering for this project.

Jason Rees, Assistant Conservation Officer said

“This project has been set up as a sister group to the Black Mountain Upland Path Volunteers who have been highly successful over the last two years, that group now has over 20 volunteers registered – they have become a highly skilled team working more or less independently and we hope that the Eastern Central Beacons group will eventually operate in a similar way.”

You can apply by emailing Jason Rees, his email is jason.rees@beacons-npa.gov.uk  or phone him for an informal chat on 07854 997550,  we will be running an induction day on the 27th September –  more details from Jason.

Jason and some of the Black Mountain Volunteers

Picture: Volunteering in the Bannau Brycheiniog National Park

© Bannau Brycheiniog National Park Authority

Jason Rees (kneeling) with two of the volunteers from the Black Mountain Upland Path group.