Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales
Practical habitat management as part of a weekday team (normally Fridays, occasionally Wednesdays) looking after the 12 nature reserves in Carmarthenshire. Voluntary warden positions for our Carmarthenshire nature reserves. Opportunities to get involved with our ‘local group’, organizing events such as walks and talks. Survey opportunities to gather data on the wildlife of our nature reserves
Lizzie Wilberforce: email: firstname.lastname@example.org | Tel: 01656 724100
Wildfowl and Wetland Trust
A variety of volunteering opportunities exist at the centre.
Eleanor Keatley : email: email@example.com
Volunteering opportunities with Butterfly Conservation in Carmarthenshire typically include:
- Habitat management, particularly of marshy grassland and blackthorn thickets - autumn and winter
- Butterfly recording - spring and summer
- Butterfly larva counting - late summer/autumn
- Searching blackthorn for eggs of Brown Hairstreaks, including group farm surveys - autumn/winter
- Moth trapping and recording - all year
All of these are supported by training for those new to each type of activity and hold the promise of fun, company, fresh air, exercise and a good laugh, as well as doing something really valuable and a bit different. The most "sociable" are probably our weekly group brown hairstreak egg survey visits to farms, usually from November through to March. There are however opportunities in the latter four areas for independent working, once guidance made available.
Richard Smith: email: firstname.lastname@example.org | Tel: 07977811404
Keep Wales Tidy
- Habitat creation/management,
- Litter picking,
- Access creation/maintenance,
- Creation of community green spaces,
- Allotment schemes,
- Education and awareness, training in practical management (both certified and informal),
- Setting up community groups.
Dan Snaith: email: email@example.com |Tel: 07824 504805
Assist in setting up computer-based conservation management system. Support wardens in management of Dinefwr park.
Michael Brown: email: Michael.Brown@nationaltrust.org.uk | Tel: 01558 825 909
National Botanic Garden of Wales
Volunteering Opportunities may be available in the following departments:-
- Horticulture (all departments)
- Nature Reserve/Farm Estate
- Corporate (Catering & Retail)
- Education – School visits/activities
- Buggy Driving
- Tour Guides/Speakers
- 2nd Hand Bookstore
- Facilities – help with general maintenance of the grounds, painting etc. Please contact the Garden for further details.
Jane Down: email: firstname.lastname@example.org | Tel: 01558 667118
Millennium Coastal Park, Llanelli
- Beach cleans
- Dune conservation
- Woodland work
- Pond conservation
- Bird boxes
- General maintenance
Simeon Jones: email: email@example.com | Tel: 01554 772 368
BTCV Woodland Training Centre Penybedd Wood, Pembrey
Work experience and training at the BTCV Woodland Centre at Pembrey to support management of 2,600 acres of Forestry Commission Land adjacent to the 7 mile Cefn Sidan Beach.
- Habitat management
- Butterfly ride management
- Small construction work
- General site maintenance
- Woodland management training
- Equipment use training
- Pond conservation
- Pole lathe and habitat box work
- Species monitoring
Nick Thomas: email: firstname.lastname@example.org | Tel: 01554 891885 / 07870 678573
Llyn Llech Owain Country Park
Volunteers can help with a range of activities - practical conservation work mostly:
- Heathland restoration,
- Rhos pasture and marsh fritillary restoration projects (seed collection, plant growing, ragwort removal etc.),
- Conservation grazing project (including wild pony handling),
- Red kite feeding,
- Dormouse box project,
- BTO nest box scheme,
- Butterfly Conservation transects monitoring,
- Bat box making,
- Help with admin etc.
We try and accommodate most types of requests and are happy to work with volunteers and utilise their knowledge and skills on a range of projects suitable for the site.
Judith Weatherburn: email: JWeatherburn@carmarthenshire.gov.uk | Tel: 01269 832229
Mynydd Mawr Woodland Park, Tumble
- Woodland management (thinning/clearing).
- General park management.
- Wildlife surveys - nesting birds, small mammals, flowering plants.
Dewi Wagstaff: email:email@example.com