Volunteering in the Countryside
If you are enthusiastic about our landscape, its wildlife and history and enjoy practical activities while being outdoors you might be interested in volunteering with one of several groups of volunteers or organisations in Torfaen.
Torfaen Countryside Volunteers
Volunteers provide essential support for Torfaen Council’s Countryside Rangers and help to maintain and manage the borough’s footpaths, local nature reserves and woodlands. This is a great way of getting involved in improving your local environment and experience the health benefits that active volunteering can bring.
If you are interested in becoming a countryside volunteer, call Mark Panniers on 01633 648035 for more information.
Blaenavon World Heritage Site Environmental Volunteers
The Blaenavon World Heritage Site Environmental Volunteers have a regular series of activities in the landscape and new members are welcome to join in any time. Please contact the group at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to attend a taster activity or join the group or for more information about the group visit their facebook page .
Henllys Local Nature Reserve Group
Friends of Henllys Local Nature Reserve is a Voluntary Group that has been established to conserve and enhance Henllys Local Nature Reserve for the benefit of wildlife, local residents and other users and meets on a regular basis to undertake a variety of conservation activities
For further information visit the Henllys Local Nature Reserve Group Blog
Volunteering on the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal
There are many opportunities for volunteering on the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal including
Waterworks is a Heritage Lottery funded project to restore a 1.5km (1 mile) stretch of the Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal in Llantarnam, south Cwmbran using community volunteers. The project, which is being led by Torfaen County Borough Council and the Monmouthshire, Brecon & Abergavenny Canals Trust, will provide training in canal restoration and heritage skills to help sustain the canal in the future.
Torfaen Canal Volunteers
The group holds monthly activities in the Cwmbran area including removal of litter and fly tipping in the canal and cutting back vegetation. Contact Hugh Woodford on 01633 648741 for more information
Canals and Rivers Trust Wales
There are many opportunities for volunteering with the Trust including becoming involved in the Towpath Taskforce, becoming a volunteer lock keeper, helping wildlife, learning more about canal heritage or taking on more of an office-based role. For further information visit the Canals and Rivers Trust Wales website
Monmouth, Brecon and Abergavenny Canals Trust
Opportunities for volunteering with the Trust include cleaning up rubbish, organising events, undertaking administrative work, helping to run the Trip Boat or assisting in looking after our Information Centre in Newport. For further information visit the Monmouth, Brecon and Abergavenny Canals Trust website
Last Modified: 05/11/2015
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