Join our volunteer week!

16 August 2017, Comments Comments Off on Join our volunteer week!

Explore a 76-acre wonderland, enjoy a packed programme of eco-activities and discover the wilds of Wales! How do you do that? On the A Rocha UK Volunteer Week, that’s how!


From 1st-5th September, this five-day programme will run at the St Madoc Centre amid some of Britain’s most beautiful countryside. During your stay there’ll be plenty to do – from bird surveys to exploratory walks led by Steve and Elaine Swinney. Find out more about some of the amazing creatures that live nearby from expert ecologists like Peter Sturgess.

Any work tasks will be outdoors using the centre’s tools. Training will be given together with health and safety points. Staff are first-aid trained. Bring your favourite pair of work gloves if you want – and any other equipment you’d like to use!

Self-service tea and coffee will be available along with breakfasts and lunches. Tea, coffee, squash and biscuits will be available during breaks. After meals the group will be expected to help wash and dry up in the kitchen.


Free times will be built in for you to explore! There are lots of public footpaths direct from the centre including the Wales Coast Path. It’s a stone’s throw from Whiteford National Nature Reserve and the marsh – both of which are great for birdwatching with two hides or a dramatic walk at low tide to the lighthouse. Swimming should be approached with caution as there are some dangerous currents, but is possible in the right conditions – always take someone with you.

Other places to visit include castles, churches and the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust centre at Llanelli. Don’t forget the village shop for tea and cake to reward yourself after a walk. A lovely cream tea is served locally at Cwm Ivy café along with other home-made goodies. Download an outline here, and a booking form here. For further information, email us or phone 01792 386291.

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