The Trust offer a number of seasonal Research and Outreach 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 Discovery Centre.
INTERESTED IN JOINING THE TEAM? All jobs and volunteering opportunities will be posted on our our vacancies page and shared via social media. For student project enquiries or to express interest in an internship, please contact the relevant team manager above.
Trustees & Science Committee
Board of Trustees
The Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust is a registered charity in Scotland. Its Board of Trustees are made up of experts from the scientific community, third sector, media, and business sectors. Together they bring a wealth of expert knowledge and experience to the organisation. HWDT trustees are volunteers and meet regularly to set the direction of the Trust’s operations.
Chairperson: Jay Butler
HWDT is privileged to have an advisory board of professional scientists that are able to provide guidance on all of the Trust’s science and policy work. The Science Committee is composed of researchers that have been involved in the Trust since the start, as well as past members of the science team. Between them they represent all major research institutions working on cetaceans in Scotland. The Science Committee provides HWDT with continuity in its research, as well as expert scientific advice, which is critical to the maintenance of the long-term Silurian monitoring programme and the credibility of HWDTs research.
Chairperson: Jonathan Gordon