Call to become Marine Champion

Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust is calling on Island residents to help defend our underwater world.

The Trust is celebrating the people and wildlife that share our coasts through a four-year project called ‘Secrets of the Solent’. As part of this project, they are seeking local people to act as specialised volunteers called Marine Champions and Marine Ambassadors.

There are currently around 80 people volunteering with the Trust in this way. Volunteers do not need expert knowledge and will receive training and support.

Emily Stroud, Community Engagement Officer, said: “At this crucial time for our marine environment, we need more people than ever standing up for its wildlife. The Isle of Wight is a wonderful place for nature, and is home to so many people who are passionate about making a difference. We hope to welcome some of them to our growing volunteer community and would love to hear from them.”

Anyone interested in becoming a Marine Champion or Ambassador can find more information at or contact the project team on