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, this is not a rolling programme where volunteers come and go it is for a fixed period of time. Roles are advertised on our website each January. Unfortunately at the moment, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, this programme is currently suspended, we will get it back up and running as soon as we can, however, this is unlikely to be until 2022.

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


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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