National Volunteer Panel – Wales

Meet your National Volunteer Panel representative from Wales:


Brian Palmer

I am very lucky to be based in Llandderfel, near Bala in North Wales, just on the edge of the Snowdonia National Park, and have lived here for 7 years. I was a civil engineer and then moved into IT services in a variety of management roles, culminating in managing and delivering leadership development and training.


My main interests outside of Trees and Woods are learning Welsh, walking the hills and singing in local choir with whom I recently visited Prague. I have 4 grown up children spread over the UK so I get around a bit seeing them too.


I started volunteering with the Trust when I was still working, mainly to get out into local woods and walk with our dogs, but since I retired I have taken on many more activities and so I can enjoy combining walking, Welsh and woodlands.


I take monthly water samples at Cwm Mynach, am a speaker, following my involvement on the ancient woodland restoration project, I help at local and national events whenever I can, and lead guided walks in special places like the Celtic Rainforest.


I decided to volunteer for the panel to explore opportunities for the Trust to make better use of the volunteer resources they have so I’ll be looking for suggestion from colleagues over the next few months.


Hwyl a Diolch


If you would like to contact Brian you can email him here:


We are also looking for another Panel member from South Wales. Please do email us at if you would like to apply.


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