Skomer Island Long Term Volunteers

Skomer in full bloom by Visit Wales

Skomer in full bloom by Visit Wales

Jackdaws heading into roost at Sunset

Jackdaws heading into roost at Sunset

This year we have three Long Term Volunteer positions available, one runs from 30th March 2019 until 15th July 2019 and the other two run from 15th July until 30th September 2019.

Additionally, there is one Seabird monitoring volunteer position, running from 24th May 2019 until 29th June 2019.

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

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.

The closing date for applications is 25th January 2019 with shortlisted candidates to be interviewed week commencing 11th February 2019

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

Sarah Parmor,
Skomer Visitor Officer

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.