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"Scotland is one of the best land-based dolphin watching hot spots in the world" 
- Simon King OBE, BBC presenter and wildlife film maker.

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Scottish Dolphin Centre - Residential Volunteers

Residential volunteers

Resident volunteers join us on a full-time basis between February and October. (Apply for a role in 2016).

Exploring the beachVolunteers 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



My time volunteering at the Scottish Dolphin Centre is filled with great memories and experiences. I learnt so many new skills - it gave me a huge boost in confidence especially with regards to public speaking and the training I received was invaluable.

Every member of staff working at the centre is so helpful and welcoming, they really make you feel part of the WDC family. Oh, and the view and the dolphins....“AMAZING!!!'
Holly Peak, residential volunteer in 2015.