Get Involved

Welcome to the ‘Get Involved’ section of the website

In this section you will find information on the many ways that you can support the work of HWDT. As a small charity, HWDT relies on the generosity of its supporters to continue our research and education project work to ensure the conservation of our whales, dolphins, and porpoises in their natural marine environment. Even the smallest contribution can make a huge difference.

Volunteer with HWDT

Volunteers are essential to the work of the Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust. We welcome volunteers to join us aboard our research vessel, Silurian; collecting data on cetacean (and basking shark and seal) species in the Hebrides, contributing to a better understanding both locally and internationally.  Please click here for more info.  We also facilitate traineeships during the field season, please click here for more info. 


Become a friend of HWDT today, enjoy the fantastic benefits and make a real difference to the conservation of whales, dolphins and porpoises.

Sponsor a whale or dolphin

Help safeguard a Hebridean whale or dolphin for future generations by sponsoring your chosen minke whale, bottlenose dolphin or killer whale.

Donate to HWDT

Support HWDT and contribute to the conservation of Hebridean whales, dolphins and porpoises by donating money or equipment.

Corporate Support

HWDTs corporate support scheme helps us delivers tangible research and education results.  HWDT is delighted to work with environmentally responsible companies and is grateful for their support.


If you have had pleasure or special memories of marine mammals and the Scottish west coast you can help ensure their future by leaving a legacy to HWDT. We also welcome donations in memory of loved ones.


Keep up to date with news from HWDT with our e-newsletter.

Other ways to help

Find out how to make small changes to your everyday lifestyle that will greatly improve our seas and protect marine wildlife for future generations.