Thank you for your interest in volunteering on Skomer!

Without its weekly volunteers, Skomer simply couldn’t operate.

Volunteers play an important part in visitor management and engagement, assisting with morning and afternoon visitor boats and undertaking island patrols. They are also responsible for daily cleaning of the hostel and the compost toilets.

Weekly volunteers also get involved in monitoring, including reptile transects and cetacean surveys.

On days when visitor boats aren’t running, they get stuck in with a variety of island maintenance and habitat management tasks – from painting to scything, from fencing to making and mending.

Applications for weekly volunteering on Skomer are currently closed but will reopen on the 1st September. The deadline to return applications will be the 1st October.

Hope to hear from you then – many thanks.

If you'd like to hear first hand what it's like to be a volunteer on Skomer, watch our latest video where we chat to Sally, Becca and Jan about their time with us!