Get Involved

Become an ORCA volunteer surveyor

Train to be a Marine Mammal Surveyor

All you need is a passion for whales and dolphins and to take an ORCA Marine Mammal Surveyor course, which will teach you everything you need to know to become a citizen scientist.
Train to be a Marine Mammal Surveyor
Book a Whale & Dolphin Sea Safari

Book a Whale & Dolphin Sea Safari

ORCA partner with Brittany Ferries to offer our unforgettable Sea Safari trips each summer, taking lucky groups of passengers across to Santander to showcase some of the wonders of the ocean.

Become an ORCA Wildlife Officer

The heart of ORCA’s work

Working in close partnership with our friends at Brittany Ferries, DFDS, Caledonian MacBrayne and Isles of Scilly Travel, ORCA Wildlife Officers spend a couple of weeks up to six months working at sea, meeting tens of thousands of passengers.

ORCA in Schools

Whale Education Month

Whale Education Month

Every October, schools across the country celebrate our wonderful whales, dolphins and porpoises by taking part in Whale Education Month.
Take your class to sea

Take your class to sea

ORCA offers schools, colleges and universities the chance to give students of all ages an unforgettable experience that will enrich their learning immeasurably.

Operating on ferries out of both Newcastle and Portsmouth, these trips combine ORCA’s background in citizen science with their experience of inspiring young people, showing them first hand conservation projects.

ORCA’s Whale Education Month

In October each year, hundreds of schools and thousands of students take part in ORCA’s Whale Education Month. This is an annual event with different topics each year. Although we encourage schools to deliver the materials in October, teachers can use the materials all year to inspire students about wonderful whales and dolphins.

Whale Education Month 2020 - Ecosystem Engineers

As part of our Fin-tastic Fun in Schools, ORCA will be producing a new series for 2020 on Ecosystem Engineers. This fun and interactive pack will link in with the curriculum and provide students extra support in the topics of science, maths and English.

Make a Small Change

ORCA's Make a Small Change campaign is your chance to make a difference. See how making just small changes to your behaviour can have a wider impact on the marine environment.

Photography Competition

Returning for its sixth year the ORCA team are looking forward to seeng your photographs of whales, dolphins and porpoises in the wild. This year the competition will be better than ever before!


Due to the dynamic nature of our work, ORCA has a constantly changing range of vacancies.