If you would like to give back to this special landscape, there are plenty of opportunities to volunteer with the Carneddau Landscape Partnership Scheme.

From getting stuck into some practical conservation tasks and delving into historical archives to learning how to map archaeological features using brand-new data – you can become a guardian of the Carneddau.

Volunteers taking part in Lidar Training at Penmaenmawr Museum
A range of opportunities

There is something for everyone with volunteering opportunities ranging from independent research and monitoring, which can be carried out from home, to interactive group work out on the landscape.

Volunteers during Himalayan Balsam clearing session in Bethesda
What’s in it for you?
  • Develop skills, experience and new information.
  • Give something back to your local community.
  • Appriciate and get to know what lays on your doorstep.
  • Meet new people and make friends.
  • Keep active and have fun.
  • Taking part directly in conservation steps.
Check out our events page
Volunteers braken bashing at Coedydd Aber with Snowdonia Society
Working with Snowdonia Society

We’re working in partnership with Snowdonia Society to offer a range of volunteering opportunities.

Check out their website below.

Snowdonia Society

Our volunteering opportunities include...

Discovering and recording archaeological features using our brand-new online lidar portal (coming soon).
Repairing and maintaining footpaths.
Tackling invasive species by helping to remove Himalayan Balsam.
Collecting local tree seeds, growing them in our nursery and planting them in our landscape for future generations.
Taking part in an archaeological excavation to uncover evidence for Neolithic axe-making sites and settlements. 
Conducting and transcribing oral history interviews with members of your community.
Monitoring wildlife, including the Chough and the Twite, in collaboration with the RSPB.
Protecting and preserving our peatland areas to help the fight against climate change.
Community dig, group photo of volunteers and Gwynedd Archaeological Trust staff
Hannah’s experience of volunteering on an archaeological site

“I joined with no archaeological knowledge or background and by the end of the first day I was asking to stay longer to discover more Neolithic finds! Sitting where a Neolithic person sat to create their axe is a very moving experience that I’ll treasure forever (excuse the pun!). Everyone was so friendly and welcoming; I couldn’t wait to go back every day.”