Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust (HWDT) is a marine conservation charity that takes action through a unique programme of community based research and education. This two pronged approach ignites strong local stewardship and supports meaningful change for. Twenty-four species of whale, dolphin and porpoise have been recorded in Hebridean waters, alongside the endangered basking shark. With your help, we have started to uncover some of the mysteries surrounding these fascinating creatures. Join our passionate crew and embark on an adventure on board our research vessel, Silurian. During the live. 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. Charity non-profit who conduct research into Scotland's cetaceans (whales, dolphins and porpoises) to protect their futures and also provide education programmes.
The Trust offer a number of seasonal Education, Outreach and Research Volunteer placements each year. Our volunteers are vital to ensuring the smooth delivery of our boat-based data collection programme, community outreach activities, busy schools programme and our Discovery Centre.
Find out more: Volunteering with HWDT.
INTERESTED IN JOINING THE TEAM? All jobs will be posted on our our vacancies page and shared via social media. More information on our and volunteering opportunities can be found on our volunteering page, including details on student projects and work experience.
Trustees & Science Committee
Whale And Dolphin Conservation Trust
Board of Trustees
Hebridean Whale And Dolphin Trust Company
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