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Volunteering in the Brecon Beacons

Volunteer restoring footpath at Pont ar Daf
Volunteer restoring footpath at Pont ar Daf | © Bethan Brooks

There are a number of ways in which you can get involved in volunteering within the Bannau Brycheiniog (Brecon Beacons), from welcoming visitors at Pont ar Daf to helping maintain, improve and protect our land as a 'Coast and Countryside' volunteer.

Why volunteer with us?

Each day as a volunteer offers a new and exciting adventure, and is the ideal opportunity to meet new people who share an interest in our landscape.

Come and join us; becoming a volunteer could be the best decision you ever make.

  • Enjoy spending time in the great outdoors.
  • Help protect the central Brecon Beacons so that wildlife can thrive, now and forever
  • Learn more about the central Brecon Beacons, its history, landscape, nature and archaeology
  • Become part of a friendly and dedicated team
  • Volunteer alongside passionate countryside management professionals, learning skills along the way
  • Meet people from all walks of life and forge new friendships
  • Share your passion for the outdoors with visitors and help them understand the importance of looking after it.
  • Utilise your existing skills and learn new ones
  • Strengthen your CV and help to develop your career

Two young men mending a drainage culvert on a footpath on the snow-dusted Brecon Beacons on a sunny winter day.
Volunteers mending paths in the Brecon Beacons | © National Trust Images/Chris Lacey

How do I get involved?

Whether you can help for a fixed time such as holiday periods, or for regular days each week, we’d love to hear from you. Some opportunities are seasonal so it's worth checking the National Trust volunteer website regularly for more information.

With a thorough induction and ongoing training, you’ll increase your own knowledge of these special places and being part of the Bannau Brycheiniog (Brecon Beacons) and Monmouthshire team is a great way to learn new things.

We're not looking for qualified experts, just friendly, welcoming people who have a genuine passion for our countryside to help create a positive experience for everyone, for ever.

Find out more about our roles and how to apply here.

Ways to volunteer

Whether it's public facing, or behind the scenes, we currently have vacancies to suit everyone.

Welcome Volunteers at Pont ar Daf

Becoming a Welcome volunteer at the front door to the central Beacons is a great way of meeting new people while sharing your knowledge and first-hand experience of the area with visitors.

Coast & Countryside Volunteer

If you enjoy the being in the outdoors, volunteering with the Lengths team could be ideal for you. You will work closely with our Ranger team to help maintain and protect our outdoor places so that nature and wildlife can thrive.

"The comradeship and satisfaction gained from working with such a team is immeasurable. It’s great to learn new skills and who would have believed that since retiring I have added so many skills to my CV such as drystone walling!"

- Les Root, member of 'Skirridians' volunteers.

Business Services Volunteer

Business Service volunteers are great at ensuring things are running smoothly. You'll help with administration duties such as filing, data entry, as well as be the first point of contact for visitors/caller enquiries.

As an ambassador for the National Trust your commitment to the cause while helping spread the conservation message with others is invaluable.

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Frequently asked questions on volunteering 

These frequently asked questions should give you all you need to know about who can volunteer, what it involves and how to apply.

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Exploring Pen y Fan and Corn Du 

Lose your head in the clouds as you climb Pen y Fan and Corn Du, the two highest peaks in southern Britain. This is one of the most recognisable skylines in the UK. Discover wild walks and scenery in the remote heart of Bannau Brycheiniog (Brecon Beacons).

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Visiting Henrhyd Falls and Graig Llech Woods 

Discover Henrhyd Falls and watch the waterfall plunge into the heavily wooded gorge of the Nant Llech. The surrounding Graig Llech Woods are a haven for mosses and lichen. This natural green space is also enjoyed by birdwatchers due to the wide variety of woodland birds.

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Footpath work on the Brecon Beacons mountain range 

The footpaths criss-crossing Pen Y Fan in the Brecon Beacons mountain range are subject to erosion and they are maintained by a team of National Trust rangers and volunteers using traditional techniques.