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Volunteers at Pouhala Marsh

Volunteers at Pouhala Marsh

Below are links to the organizations whose volunteer opportunities appear on this site. For current Hawaiʻi volunteer project listings, please go to Conservation Connections.

Hawaiʻi Island (Big Island)
- Amy Greenwell Ethnobotanical Garden
- Hakalau Forest National Wildlife Refuge
- Friends of Hakalau Forest National Wildlife Refuge
- Hawaiʻi Hawksbill Turtle Recovery Project
- Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park: Vegetation Program
- Friends of Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park
- Green Collar Network / HI Island Sustainability Forum
- Hawaiʻi Wildlife Center
- Hawaiʻi Wildlife Fund—Hawaiʻi Island
Hawaiʻi Island School Gardens Network
Featured: Malaʻai (The Culinary Garden of Waimea Middle School)
Kealakehe Elementary School
- Hilo Marine Mammal Response Network
- Hoʻola Ka Makanaʻa
- Hui Aloha Kiholo
- Keep Hawaiʻi Beautiful/Puako Community Association (no website / see calendar listing)
- The Kohala Center: ReefTeachers
Kohala Watershed Partnership
- Mauna Kea Forest Restoration Project (no website / see calendar listing)
- Mokupapapa Discovery Center
- Sierra Club—Moku Loa (Hawaiʻi Island)
- Three Ring Ranch Exotic Animal Sanctuary

Kauaʻi
- Friends of Kamalani and Lydgate Park
- Hanalei Watershed Hui
- Hawaiian Monk Seal Conservation Hui (see sample listing)
- Hui o Laka: Kokeʻe Natural History Museum
- Kauaʻi Native Plant Society
- Kauaʻi Path
- Kokeʻe Resource Conservation Program
- Malama Kauaʻi
- National Tropical Botanical Garden
- Sierra Club—Kauaʻi
- Surfrider Foundation—Kauaʻi
- Waipa Foundation

Maui
- Community Work Day Program
- E Kupaku Ka ʻAina (no website / see calendar listing)
- East Maui Animal Refuge (a.k.a. The Boo Boo Zoo)
- Friends of Haleakala National Park
- Haleakala National Park
Friends of Hoʻokipa
- Hawaiʻi Nature Center—Maui
- Hawaiʻi Wildlife Fund—Maui
- Hawaiian Islands Land Trust: Waiheʻe Coastal Dunes and Wetlands Refuge
- Honokohau Valley Project (no website / see sample listing)
- Kaʻanapali Makai Watch
- Kahanu Garden (NTBG)
- Kealia Pond National Wildlife Refuge
Kipahulu ʻOhana: Kapahu Living Farm
- Leilani Farm Sanctuary
- Maui Cultural Lands: Projects Malama Honokowai and Malama Hanaula
- Maui Forest Bird Recovery Project
- Maui Ocean Center
- Maui Nui Botanical Gardens
- Maui Restoration Group/Auwahi
-
Maui School Garden Network
Na Ala Hele—Maui
- Native Hawaiian Plant Society
- NOAA Fisheries (no website / see calendar listing)
- Pacific Whale Foundation
- REEF (Reef Environmental Education Foundation)
- Project S.E.A.-Link
- FIN (Fish Identification Network)
- Puʻu Kukui Watershed Preserve
- Save Honolua Coalition
- Surfrider Foundation—Maui
- The Nature Conservancy
- West Maui Mountains Watershed Partnership

Molokaʻi
- Ka Honua Momona

Oʻahu
- ʻAhahui Malama i ka Lokahi
- ʻAINA In Schools
- Clean Water Honolulu
- DLNR
- Friends of Hanauma Bay
- Hawaiʻi Audubon Society
- Hawaiʻi Nature Center—Oʻahu
- Honolulu Zoo Society
- Hoʻoulu ʻAina: Kalihi Valley Nature Park
- Hui o Ko’olaupoko
- ʻIhiʻihi Protection Team
- KAUPA—Kalihi Ahupuaʻa Ulu Pono Ahahui
- Koʻolau Mountains Watershed Partnership
- Kumuola—La Hana (no website / see calendar listing)
- Lyon Arboretum
- Malama Na Honu
- Manoa Cliff Trail Project
- Monk Seal Foundation
- Na Ala Hele—Oʻahu
- Nani ʻO Waiʻanae
- Paepae o Heʻeia
- Reef Watch Waikiki
- Sierra Club—Oʻahu
Surfrider Foundation—Oʻahu
- Surfrider Spirit Sessions
- Waikalua Loko Fishpond Preservation Society
- Waikiki ʻOhana Workforce
- Wild Dolphin Foundation

Multi-Island
- Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary
- Kupu
- The Outdoor Circle
- Sierra Club—Hawaiʻi Service Trip Program

Farm Apprenticeships
- WWOOF

(For descriptions of many of the above projects, including hardiness level, time commitment, advance notice, and volunteer stories from the field, check out Preserving Paradise, the book)

More Hawaiʻi Volunteer Resources


go to Hawaii Ecotourism Association

go to Art of Volunteering

go to Volunteer Hawaii

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