Warden Volunteer Programme
If you want to do something
good for your community, want a positive experience or simply have
a few hours to spare, why not get involved in helping around the
park? Volunteering is a great way of furthering your skills, making
friends, getting involved in the community, getting fit or just
getting out and about.
David Jones, Assistant Warden
on Parc Taf Bargoed, first got involved on the Park as a
"Volunteering is an
excellent way to get out and about and improve your skills. Also,
as a local lad, it is great to do something good for the
community" said David. "All you need is enthusiasm and
the ability to get stuck in".
Opportunities are available
for both community/college groups and individuals, see
We are looking for
enthusiastic volunteer groups to take part in a range of exciting
park projects, including wildlife surveys, habitat management and
park development. Whether you are a college group, community group
or working towards a Duke of Edinburgh Award, we can book you in
for a regular session.
No prior experience is
required, all needs catered for and all tools will be provided by
Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council. Waterproofs, gloves and
appropriate safety wear will be provided, but you must bring your
own sturdy footwear.
We have set up the Parc Taf Bargoed
Volunteer Group. This group is made up of members of the local
community who drop in to the park once a week to help the Wardens
on management tasks. Although small, we hope that over time, more
people will join and that this will encourage a feeling of
ownership of the park amongst the local community-after all the
park is there for you!
We try to ensure that tasks carried out
by our volunteers are interesting and varied. They can include
habitat management, wildlife survey or helping-out with education
groups. We aim to make each session fun and relaxed and you can
work at your own pace-after all, you are there to enjoy yourself!
So far the group has taken part in planting -up our extended ditch
system and have helped to create our Forest School area by weaving
a natural fence. Over the coming months Parc Taf
Volunteers will be involved in habitat management, wildlife surveys
and hands on work.
No prior experience is necessary and
MTCBC will provide waterproof outerwear and protective equipment.
All we ask is that you provide your own sturdy footwear.
Volunteering is a great way to learn new
skills, improve your C.V., help wildlife, get fit, increase
confidence and make new friends. Most importantly, it is great
Coral Putman, a regular volunteer on the
park said, "I live very local to the park and often walk in it with
the dog, so I was delighted to be given the opportunity to
volunteer. I am interested in nature and conservation so to be
involved in projects to help wildlife is very exciting. I have
already learned a range of new skills and have had enjoyed every
minute of it."
If you are interested in joining the
Parc Taf Bargoed Volunteers, please contact
the Warden - Paul Virgin 07515189844
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