What is a Conservation Volunteer?
The St. Dyfnog’s Well restoration project seeks to repair the built features such as the well basin and bridges as well as restore the unmanaged woodland into a thriving habitat for biodiversity so that the local community and visitors alike can enjoy the site for years to come.
A Conservation Volunteer will undertake various roles such as woodland management, footpath creation and maintenance, general site maintenance, ecological surveys, biodiversity enhancement activities. The role would also contribute to leading walks, giving talks and generally engaging with the public. These are some of the roles and you can do as many as you wish.
What’s in it for you?
- Becoming part of a friendly and dedicated team
- Meeting people from all walks of life and making new friends
- Enjoying new experiences and learning something new every day
- The opportunity to learn and practise techniques
- The opportunity to learn new and develop skills
- The opportunity to learn more about how to manage a woodland site
- Induction into the work and project
- Familiarisation with the site and getting to grips with the tasks
- Carrying out tasks as arranged with the project manager.
This may include:
- There may be other activities where we could use your help
- This role will suit people…. who enjoy working outdoors in all weathers and getting their hands dirty. People who have an interest in the natural environment.
Location: On-site at St Dyfnog’s Well behind the Church in Llanrhaeadr
Time commitment: Flexible but approximately 5 -10 hours a month
What you need to wear/ bring
Lunch if you are there the whole day. Outdoor clothing, boots, etc but the project will provide PPE such as gloves, tools, etc
Training/Resources: Training will be provided in the following:
- Environmental conservation, practical footpath construction and repairs, use of tools
- Health and SafetyPractical ecological recording and survey techniques
Expenses: Travel expenses will be paid
This role is purely voluntary and this arrangement is not meant to be a legally binding one or an employment contract.