Flat Holm Island


The Flat Holm Team manages the Island as a Local Nature Reserve and Site of Special Scientific Interest. The Project conserves the Island’s natural and cultural features, from maritime grassland to Victorian barracks, from seabird colonies to wartime bunkers. There is a field study centre on the Island, which can accommodate residential groups. The Project also runs summer day trips for visitors.

The Team consists of two office-based staff and one island-based Warden.

The Team is supported by up to six volunteers at any time. A commitment of six months is ideal and experience is not necessary. If you are interested in a shorter placement, you should still contact the mainland office.

Interested in volunteering?

If you are interested in volunteering with us, please read the information below and then send your CV and a covering letter to: flatholmproject@cardiff.gov.uk

Although we cannot pay volunteers we offer:

· Free board and basic shared accommodation.

· Help with travel expenses.

· External training (First Aid, Lantra Brushcutter and Trimmer).

· On-the-job training (machinery, dry stone walling, tour guiding, education).

· Invaluable experience in a wide range of tasks, with an excellent success rate of volunteers gaining paid employment.

As a volunteer you will be involved in all aspects of the day-to-day running of the Island, including:

· Recording and monitoring wildlife.

· Practical habitat management.

· Leading guided tours for visitors.

· Maintaining listed buildings.

· Stock care and control.

· Leading volunteer work parties.

· Knowledge of environmental/natural sciences or countryside management.

· Enthusiasm.

· Flexibility.

· Communication skills.

· Commitment.

For more information, contact the Flat Holm office on:

Tel: 029 2087 7912

Email: flatholmproject@cardiff.gov.uk

Flat Holm Society

Do you have a few hours to spare each week, month or year? Do you have DIY or gardening skills you could offer? Would you like to train to become a tour guide, sit on the committee or help raise funds? Whatever you can offer, we would like to hear from you.

The Flat Holm Society was set up to promote and assist the Flat Holm Project.

Society members form working parties, act as guides on the island, raise funds and help with related jobs, as well as supporting social events on the mainland.


Membership of the Flat Holm Society

Each year society members receive details of forthcoming activities and an annual newsletter brings members up to date with society activities.

Annual subscription to become a member of the Flat Holm Society is £15.

For more details about the Society and how you can volunteer on Flat Holm, contact the Secretary at flatholm.society@gmail.com

The Flat Holm Society also has its own website:  www.flatholmsociety.org.uk

The Flat Holm Society is a registered charity (Registration No. 1000899).

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