Volunteer Wardens

The Snowdonia National Park Authority has operated a Volunteer Warden scheme on Yr Wyddfa for many years and is growing year on year. Team members offer a friendly and approachable public face for visitors and users on Snowdon. The volunteer wardens work on Yr Wyddfa’s paths, summit as well as at surrounding car parks.


The scheme offers individuals the opportunity to:

  • Be part of a team and meet new people

  • Improve their mountaineering experience

  • Gain a variety of training including first aid and training on local history and the geology of Yr Wyddfa

  • Improvement in employment skills

  • Chance to give something back to the area

  • Develop Welsh language skills


I wanted to thank you and your team for the work you do with the Yr Wyddfa Volunteer Rangers. I have recently participated in the training / introduction day and I have been very impressed.

Staff have been very helpful and encouraging and have been a credit to the National Park. The organisation and communication have been great and the ability to put people at their ease in meetings and communicate the National Parks work and priorities has been top class. I have learnt much already and I’m even more passionate about helping out. I am delighted I have this opportunity to give something back and am grateful to you all.

I think often we don’t say thank you and highlight good work. I feel that good news and good work needs to be celebrated and recognised. I understand that there are pressures and difficulties in your jobs but thank you for what you do, It has a huge impact on so many areas of our lives, be that ecology, history, the Welsh language, physical and mental wellbeing and so much more. If it were not for you then myself, my children and many others like us would not be able to do the things we love so much.
— Volunteer Warden, 2018.

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