Volunteering

Volunteer at the Centre

The successful running of our Centre is only possible with the help of our team of volunteers. Whether it’s just a few hours a week, a specific skill or becoming a residential intern for the season, there’s bound to be something you can help with, and all in an amazing environment.

There are lots of ways you can help out at the Scottish Dolphin Centre by volunteering:

Leading tours, dolphin watching, shop work, gardening, handy person, events, school talks, face-painting, photography and much more! Plus you don’t have to be a dolphin expert, we give you all the training you need.

Residential interns

Resident volunteers join us on a full-time basis between March and October.

Volunteers are an essential part of the WDC Scotland team and play a vital role in our work. Your hard work and support help towards our vision of a world where every whale and dolphin is safe and free.

What’s in it for you?

  • Make a positive difference to marine conservation
  • Environmental interpretation and education experience
  • Project management
  • Events organisation
  • Research experience
  • Based in a beautiful location with a huge variety of wildlife, including dolphins!
  • Build skills and experience for a career change

We also provide:

  • Free onsite accommodation in an area of outstanding natural beauty
  • £30 weekly food budget per person
  • Training and support
  • Mileage expenses

For further information ask in the Centre to speak to Lisa Farley for more details, telephone: 01343 820 339 or email: volunteers.scotland@whales.org

Shorewatch

WDC Shorewatch is a network of trained volunteers monitoring the presence and absence of whales and dolphins at selected sites around the Scottish coastline, in order to raise awareness and capture vital data crucial to the long term future of these amazing animals. Find out more.

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Upcoming Events

Summer Fun in Spey Bay

Start date: 13th July 2018

End date: 28th July 2018

Time: 10:30am-16:30pm

Location: Spey Bay

We will be running a number of fun activities through the Summer so come and join us! Friday 13th July will see the ‘Dolphin Olympics’ return, so big and small, old and young, will be able to test their speed and strength …. will you be able to jump as high as a bottlenose dolphin?!

Nature Champions

Date: 25th July 2018

Time: 2pm - 4pm

Come and spend an afternoon at WDC’s Scottish Dolphin Centre’s kids’ club (aimed at 5-9yr olds) from 2-4pm every Wednesday in the Scottish school Summer holidays. Take part in a range of games, activities & crafts. Each session is different. Booking is essential as there is a capacity limit on each session – the cost

Earth Guardians

Date: 27th July 2018

Time: 2pm - 4pm

Location: WDC's Scottish Dolphin Centre

Come along to our holiday club over the summer holidays and help us take action for nature! Make your own plastic alternatives, help us improve the bug hotel in our Harbour Garden, discover the power of solar energy and more! Each session is different. Aimed at youngsters aged 10-13yrs. £2.50 per child. An adult must