31 Jul 2020

Volunteer for Nature

Laura Davies

Help the environment and people’s well-being! Is this something you want to be involved in? We are looking for volunteers that want to get closer to nature and help others to do the same. Our exciting project needs help enhancing green-spaces in the Swansea Bay area.

Our aim is to transform underused outdoor areas into spaces that are full of wildlife and biodiversity, which people can enjoy aiding their mental well-being. These green-spaces are on health board sites, such as hospitals and health centres in Swansea, Neath Port Talbot. Volunteers will also help monitor the impact of the new green-spaces.

Some of the activities include:

  • Creating wildflower areas
  • Planting trees and threatened welsh plants
  • Creating homes for wildlife
  • Field surveys of wildlife and plants
  • Contribute to events and public engagement
  • Create walking routes and relaxation areas

No previous experience is required so this presents a learning opportunity for anyone interested in wildlife, conservation, and the impact of nature on well-being.

Regular volunteers will qualify for free training with the Biophilic Skills Development Award.

The award offers training on a wide range of subjects, from supporting nature conservation, to skills that enhance your career prospects, to techniques to improve well-being.

Get in touch for more information: biophilicwales@gardenofwales.org.uk