What a Week! HWDT welcomes new volunteers as season launches
It’s been a busy week here at HWDT, and not only because today marks the start of the season with the re-opening of our Discovery Centre (and not to forget the 14 day countdown to our first Silurian survey)! Our four new Research and Outreach Volunteers have now completed their first week of training to prepare them for the season ahead, and we are delighted to welcome Alex, Danny, Freddy and Sophie to the HWDT team.
Diving straight in, the volunteers have had a jam-packed week full of training and activities, including a headland watch with Glengorm Wildlife Ranger Kerry Froud, working with our Science Team to create a news article advertising Whale Track, and experiencing a glimpse of life on board Silurian with a guided tour.
What a time to join us, with the first few seasonal visiting minke whales spotted around the Hebrides, I'm sure Alex will get his wish soon!
They can't wait to meet you too guys!
We hope you all have a fantastic experience with us this year, and we look forward to the season ahead!
The Trust offer a number of seasonal volunteer placements each year. Our volunteers are vital to ensuring the smooth delivery of both our boat-based data collection programme, community outreach activities, and the Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Centre.
INTERESTED IN JOINING THE TEAM IN 2019... We will be recruiting for 2019 field season placements soon. Details will be posted on our our vacancies page shared via social media. For student project enquiries or to express interest in an internshi, please contact the relevant team manager.