Author: Skomer Visitor Officer

Skomer Island Long Term Volunteers

Every year we have three Long Term Volunteer positions available on Skomer Island, the first one usually runs from end of March until mid July and the other two run from mid July until end of September.

Additionally, there is usually one Seabird monitoring volunteer position, running from end of May until end of June.

The closing date for applications is usually January with interviews in February.

The Long Term Volunteers will become an integral part of the island team and will be involved in all aspects of the running of the National Nature Reserve. They will be welcoming guests and giving welcome talks, conducting various species surveys (including seabird monitoring and seal monitoring in the appropriate seasons), helping to keep the visitor accommodation clean, carrying out general maintenance all over the island and undertaking their own research project whilst on the island.

You can find out more information from our Long Term Volunteer advert here.

You can find out about the Seabird monitoring volunteer position here.

How to apply

The deadline for applications is usually in January, please keep an eye on the site for the latest update.

Please read the volunteer advert carefully and then fill in the appropriate application form:

Long term volunteer can be found here

Seabird monitoring volunteer can be found here

Please note: The application forms for the Long Term Volunteer positions and Seabird Monitoring position are different so it is important to fill out the right one.

Once completed please send your applications via e-mail to:

Sarah Parmor,
Skomer Visitor Officer
Skomer.vo@welshwildlife.org

Weekly volunteering on Skomer:

Spaces for weekly volunteers are assigned for the following year in October, and applications usually open by September so please check back here to apply to volunteer on Skomer next year.

Alternatively, if you would like to join our reserves list in case of a space this season, please complete an application form and send it to Skomer.assistant@welshwildlife.org

Skomer Island is located just off the coast of the Pembrokeshire peninsula and is one of Britain’s most important seabird colonies. Skomer holds roughly 50% of the world’s Manx Shearwater population along with internationally important numbers of Puffins, Guillemots, Razorbills and Gulls. The island is open for up to 300 visitors a day, with up to 16 staying overnight.