Posted by: preservehawaii | September 9, 2011

Fall Volunteering Update


Here’s just a highlight of some exciting Fall volunteer happenings among the Preserve Hawaiʻi network partners throughout the islands …

Oʻahu
A monk seal pup was recently born on the North Shore! Volunteers are needed for “pup sitting” and ongoing monitoring—ideal for students and island residents. For more info, contact woolwahine@hawaiiantel.net at the Hawaiian Monk Seal Response Team Oʻahu, www.hmsrto.org

Maui
Turtles are hatching on Lahaina and Hoʻokipa beaches, and Hawaiʻi Wildlife Fund is in need of volunteers to help watch over the nests—shifts are available both day and night; training is provided. For more info, contact mauihawksbills@gmail.com, www.wildhawaii.org

Hawaiʻi Island
The Hawaiʻi Island School Garden Network has opportunities for volunteers to help with elementary school garden classes every weekday. Click on the Hawaiʻi Island calendar here—www.preservehawaii.org/calendars—and look for HISGN postings in your area.

Kauaʻi
An easily accessible volunteer opportunity for both visitors and residents on Kauaʻi is at one of the National Tropical Botanical Garden’s beautiful sites—the volunteer program is described in detail here—ntbg.org/donate/volunteer.php—with workdays scheduled throughout each week.

Island-wide
Kupu Hawaiʻi and Americorps are giving educational awards of $1,000 to interns (age 17+) who volunteer for 300 hours in a conservation-related field. Awards can be used to pay off student loans or for further education. Learn more about the awards by clicking here, or contact acprograms@kupuhawaii.org

… and note that many other Fall opportunities, for both visitor and kamaʻaina, can be found on the calendar pages at www.preservehawaii.org/calendars

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