Volunteering on Skomer

Short term volunteers are required on Skomer Island from 21 March to 26 September inclusive.

We take up to six volunteers 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:

2020 Skomer short term vol info

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

Applications are accepted from September for volunteering positions in the following year (application deadline 30th September). Positions are allocated in October. Some spaces may become available over the winter. To be added to the cancellation list, please complete an application form and send to the email address below.

Please download and read the short-term volunteer information before applying. If you'd like to apply please complete an application from below and send to skomer.volunteer@welshwildlife.org by 30th September. Applications by post, or by CV, cannot be considered.

2020 Skomer Short Term Application Form - Word doc

2020 Skomer Short Term Application Form - PDF

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

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