Scottish Dolphin Centre - Residential Volunteers
Resident volunteers join us on a full-time basis between February and October. Please see below for our current vacancy.
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
Seasonal Guide and MPA Campaign Volunteer
Are you passionate about the environment and inspiring others to care? Or keen to get the experience needed to work in conservation?
Your time will be divided between engaging with/guiding visitors at the Scottish Dolphin Centre and working on the Marine Protected Area (MPA) campaign.
The MPA campaign - The Scottish Government is creating a network of protected areas for Scotland’s amazing marine life. This should be great news, but there is a risk that whales, dolphins and porpoises will not benefit as they should. WDC are encouraging the public to take action, in the form of petition letters to the Scottish Government, to help us protect these remarkable creatures.
Find out more in our information pack.
I volunteered as the guide and education volunteer in 2011. As a Zoology graduate with a keen desire to get involved with conservation work, the placement was ideal. I absolutely loved my time at Spey Bay.
"My workload was varied, stimulating and ultimately rewarding. I put a lot into my role and got lots out of it. I was treated like a member of staff and given freedom to add my own style to my work. I gained confidence in myself, and with my new and improved CV gained employment in the conservation sector within 4 months of leaving Spey Bay. The whole experience was amazing!"
Mairi Cowan, former WDC Scottish Dolphin Centre volunteer now working for RSPB.