Volunteering on Skomer

Voluntary Assistant Wardens are required on Skomer Island from 24 March to 30 September inclusive.

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.

You can find out more about what we expect from our volunteers by downloading:

Information for Skomer volunteers 2018 (Word format)  or

Information for Skomer volunteers 2018 (PDF format)

The minimum age is 16 years. You will need to be able to walk several miles 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, cold 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.

Applying to be  a volunteer

All spaces for 2018 have now been filled. However, if you would like to be added to our reserves list for cancellations then please email a completed Skomer volunteer application form 2018 (Word format) / Skomer volunteer application form 2018 (PDF format) to Sarah Purdon on skomer.assistant@welshwildlife.org Applications by post, or by CV, cannot be considered.

Applications for 2019 will be uploaded here when they open (September 2018).

If you have any queries on this please phone the booking office on 01656 724100 or email Islands

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