Voluntary Assistant Wardens are required on Skomer Island from 23 March to mid October.
NOTE: We are fully booked for 2013. You may go on the waiting list in case of cancellations. We will require name, contact telephone number and dates you are/are not available. Bookings for 2014 will probably open on the last Monday in September for members of the Wildlife Trust of South & West Wales only and non members will able to book about three weeks later. Exact dates will be advised by mid summer.
We take up to six Voluntary Assistant Wardens each week (Saturday to Saturday), to help with managing day visitors, assisting with overnight guests and their accommodation, conservation work including monitoring and surveys, and building maintenance.
The minimum age is 16 years. You will need to be able to walk several miles each day and to carry luggage up a steep, long, flight of steps several times a day. You need to enjoy working outside in all weather conditions including strong sunshine, heavy rain and strong winds.
You will need to be happy talking to members of the public, have a cheerful and customer friendly approach to sometimes difficult situations. When the island is closed to visitors you will be helping out on the reserve. This may include maintenance of buildings and control of vegetation.
How to book?
All bookings are taken by the Islands’ Booking Officer:
Telephone: 01239 621600 (Mon-Fri 8.45am-4.30pm)
A provisonal booking should be made by phone. Once you have reserved a place you will need to fill out this Skomer vol application form 2013 and send in your £35 cheque to Island Bookings, The Welsh Wildlife Centre, Cilgerran, Cardigan, Pembrokeshire SA43 2TB.
You have 21 days to send in your booking form from the date of booking otherwise your booking may be cancelled. Your booking will be acknowledged within seven working days by email (if you give an email address) or post.
A reminder will be sent, along with further information, about 12 weeks before you are due to go to the island.
Typical roles of volunteers on Skomer Island Skomer Volunteer tasks
Skomer voluntary assistant wardens 2013
We are now full for voluntary assistant wardens in 2013. A waiting list is in operation for any cancellations which may sometimes be at very short notice (one or two days). If you want to go on the waiting list we need name, contact telephone number and dates when you are and are not available.
Why do members of the Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales get priority booking?
As a way of saying thank you to our members we allow them to book early. Membership costs just £2.05 per month.
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