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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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