Volunteer with Plantlife Cymru

For those wishing to pursue a career in conservation, volunteering is valuable work experience and a good insight into the UK conservation sector.

For those with an interest in nature and conservation, it's an important way to contribute to Plantlife's efforts in saving wild plants and fungi.

If you are interested in volunteering with us, here are some current opportunities:

Wild flower surveys

Plantlife has two reserves in Wales – Cae Blaen Dyffryn in Carmarthenshire and Caeau Tan y Bwlch in Gwynedd. Both of these reserves have annual wild flower surveys, and sometimes other activities, which need the help of volunteers. To find out more information please see the Plantlife Events page.

National Plant Monitoring Scheme (NMPS)

This scheme is designed to collect information about the nation’s plants and help us find out how they are responding to changes in the environment. There are different levels of participation to help all those who are keen to get involved - you do not have to be an experienced botanist! To find out more visit the National Plant Monitoring Scheme website.

Office volunteers

Whether you are pursuing a career in conservation or want to contribute to Plantlife's efforts in saving wild plants and fungi, we have opportunities to volunteer at the Plantlife Cymru office in Cardiff. Activities could include working on projects, administration, or occasionally helping with public events. Have a look at our vacancies page for more details.

Future opportunities

A new project called Waxcaps of Wales is currently in development and we hope to have opportunities for volunteers to get involved. If you are a fungi fan or interested in knowing more about protecting grassland fungi take a look at the project page.