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Friends of Hilbre Members: Volunteering on Task Days
  It is great fun taking part in activities on the Hilbre islands. However the islands are cut off from the mainland, by the tide, twice a day and there are steep cliffs and tidal gullies. The advice and precautions below will help you to have a safe, comfortable and enjoyable time on Hilbre.
•    Due to insurance restrictions all volunteers must be members of the Friends of Hilbre and over the age of 18 to work on Tasks Days. If you wish to join the Friends of Hilbre please e-mail Barbara, our Membership Secretary, for an Application for Membership Form at: 
•    If it is your first time volunteering please make yourself known to the task leader, at the meeting point at Dee Lane slipway, West Kirby, or e-mail thefriendsofhilbre@hotmail.com and we will make sure that we look out for you.
•    Please keep to the  ’meet’ and ’leave’  times stated  when volunteering for Tasks Days on Hilbre Island to ensure a safe crossing to and from the islands.
•    Information boards, by the slipway in West Kirby, show the daily safe crossing times and the safe route to walk to the islands.
•    Public toilets are found in the building near Dee Lane slipway, West Kirby should you wish to use them before crossing to Hilbre. There are composting toilets on the island.
•    There is no drinking water on the island. Please bring enough to drink for the day (not alcohol!!) and a snack. Bring warm clothing, gardening gloves and waterproofs; wellies may be a good idea!

•    Most of our work is ongoing and we draw on our database of volunteers for the appropriate work in-hand.