How You Can Help

There are a number of ways you can help the society in its work to preserve Flat Holm Island.

Become A Member

Joining the society is a fun way to support Flat Holm island. Being a member of the society gives you the opportunity to spend time working on the island carrying out conservation work, building maintenance or giving tours. By joining the society you will have the opportunity to take part in fund raising events and join in with the social events held on the mainland. Membership costs just £10.00 per year.

Benefits

  • Experience island life through conservation work, gardening, farming and DIY
  • Train as an island tour guide
  • Meet new friends
  • Full programme of social events and activities both on the mainland and island
  • Take part in fund raising activities
  • Annual society newsletter

How to join

1. Please complete the membership application form and then send it, along with a cheque for £10.00 made payable to “The Flat Holm Society”, to this address:

Bridget Box
FHS Membership Secretary
13 Glen Mavis Way,
Barry,
Vale of Glamorgan CF62 8JA

2. You can also email your membership form to flatholmsociety@gmail.com and pay by standing order. Sort code 30-90-52, account number 00819182. If you use this method, please give the payment reference as your surname followed by your postcode e.g. BOX/CF62 8JA.

By giving a donation to the Flat Holm Island Society you are helping to protect and preserve the flora, fauna and historical features of Flat Holm Island.  Your donation, no matter the size, is very important to us.

If you would like to make a donation please send your cheque made payable to “The Flat Holm Society” along with your contact details to:

Peter Sampson
FHS Chairperson
Sunnymead
32 Coldbrook Road East
Barry CF63 1NG

Volunteer

As a member of the society you can volunteer your time in a number of different ways:

  • Train as a tour guide and give tours to visitors.  From March to October a regular schedule of day trips are run from Cardiff Bay and Weston-super-Mare.  As a society member and once trained as a tour guide, you can give tours to the island visitors.
  • By attending society working long days and weekends.  These offer you the opportunity to put your gardening and DIY skills to use and to learn conservation and habitat management skills.
  • Help out with wildlife surveys, habitat management and bird ringing activities.  As a member of Flat Holm Society you can learn the skills involved with carrying out wildlife surveys on the island, maintaining and managing habitat for flora and fauna and help out with the various bird ringing activities including the annual gull ringing exercise.  It is great experience for anyone wishing to pursue a career in or for anyone who has a personal interest in ecology, environmental management or conservation.

  • Do you have good DIY skills?  Are you a qualified plumber, electrician, carpenter, builder or plasterer? If so as a society member you could volunteer your time on specific island projects.  Current projects that you could work on include the renovation of the Fog Horn Station cottage, the restoration of the lighthouse compound walls and the re-plumbing of the volunteer accommodation building, Driftwood.
  • Become a member of the committee and help in the general running of the society.