Better Yourself – Volunteer Focus- Education and Engagement

Help the Forgotten Landscapes project educate and engage.  This is a chance to volunteer to help younger generations learn about the Forgotten Landscape Projects great history and guiding walks around some of the most significantly historic places in the World.

The Walking Festival By Peter Fry ©

The Walking Festival By Peter Fry ©


The Junior Rangers Team.

It isn’t just the grown ups that can help make the Forgotten Landscapes Project a continued success. The Junior Rangers club, which is led by Forgotten Landscapes Education Officer Ceri Cadwallader, is the perfect option for any kids that love wildlife and exploring out in the open countryside. Open to children aged 7-11, the team meet once a month and get to do all sorts of fun activities, from learning bushcraft skills and canoe safaris to helping out with practical conservation tasks. The project is currently looking for new leaders.

Guided walks and events.

On top of helping to care for the landscape, our dedicated volunteer rangers also find the time to help out with our events and guided walks. At the recent Garn Lakes Country Fayre, this has involved manning the stand and talking to visitors about the scheme, as well as promoting the volunteer rangers. Where guided walks are concerned, volunteers have helped prepare for and even led the walks themselves – including at this year’s first first Blaenavon Walking Festival.

To sign up contact: 
Sarah Lewis, Forgotten Landscapes Volunteer Recruitment & Training Officer
E- mail: sarah.lewis@torfaen.gov.uk
Tel: 01495 742335 

Better Yourself – Volunteer Special – Archaeology Group

Sign up today to help save history! Improve the landscape around the World Heritage Site, learn a new skill and help make a difference…

Hill Pits Workday

Hill Pits Workday

Ever wanted to turn back time and discover just how people lived their lives many years ago? Join this group and you’ll do just that. Volunteers meet twice monthly (one indoor and one outdoor learning session) to hone their archeology skills under the watchful eye of experts from Archeology Wales. Complete the scheme and you’ll have the tools needed to complete projects on other sites.

Individual Benefits
Mental:
Learn about the outstanding history from the area, learn how to find historic evidence and understand what to be an archaeologist. 
Physical:
Enjoy fresh air and being active.
Environmental/ Future Society: Preserving history of the area to ensure future generations are aware of the areas proud past.

To sign up contact:
Sarah Lewis, Forgotten Landscapes Volunteer Recruitment & Training Officer
E- mail: 
sarah.lewis@torfaen.gov.uk
Tel: 
01495 742335