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Voluntourism on the Hawaiian Islands

Voluntourism in Hawaii

The most powerful aspect of Hawaii is not our incredible natural beauty or rich culture – it's the deep relationship between the two. When you learn to love Hawaii the way we do, not only do you help us perpetuate all that we hold dear, but you get to experience what it's like to have a connection with this remarkable place.
 

Have fun while making an impact

You already know that you can help ensure Hawaii’s special places exist for generations to come by staying on roads and trails, leaving picnic spots even cleaner than you found them, observing instructional signs, and respecting the aina (land), kai (sea) and all their living creatures. But it takes a pretty special person to want to take their respect for Hawaii a step further by volunteering – an action which will create positive ripples across our islands.
 
Several organizations offer opportunities for visitors to pay it forward, like beach clean-ups, yoga and learn retreats, and more. Engage in some of our volunteer opportunities below, and in exchange, experience Hawaii on a much deeper and connected level.

More Voluntourism Organizations

More ways to make an impact! Check out organizations for events coming up during your next vacation Hawaiian vacation! 

Hawaiian Islands Land Trust
(808) 791-0729

Hui o Koolaupoko 
(808) 381-7202

Hui o Laka, Kokee Natural History Museum
(808) 335-0045

Maui Nui Botanical Gardens
(808) 249-2798

Ulu Ae Learning Center
(808) 722-3036

Waikiki Aquarium
(808) 923-9741

Holani Hana, Inc.

Hui Aloha Aina Momona

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Volunteer Events in Hawaii

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May 28 2020
Caring for Lawai
Kauai

(Temporarily closed until further notice) Community Caring Day at Lawai International Center

Occurs between: Thursday, May 28, 2020 - Saturday, December 5, 2020, 9:00am - 1:00pm
Summary

Temporarily closed until further notice.

Lawai International Center is sparkling from the caring hands of helpful volunteers. Please join us as we nurture the grounds and plant orchids together on every first Saturday of the month from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. Lunches made by the aunties of [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Lynn Muramoto
  • Contact Organization: Lawai International Center
Jun 20 2020
Heeia  Estuary Restoration
Oahu

Heeia Estuary Restoration

Occurs on: Saturday, June 20, 2020, 9:00am - 12:00pm
Summary

Since the Spring of 2015, Hui o Koolaupoko has been working at the mouth of Heeia Stream to clear invasive mangrove and other non-native plants in an effort to restore stream flow, re-plant native plants and improve habitat for native aquatic species and shorebirds. The majority of invasive species [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: Jamie Miller
  • Contact Organization: Hui O Koolaupoko
May 28 2020
Volunteer on Hamakua lands with PWF & Sierra Club
Maui

Volunteer on Hamakua lands with PWF & Sierra Club

Occurs between: Thursday, May 28, 2020 - Saturday, May 30, 2020, 9:00am - 12:30pm
Summary

Volunteers on Vacation is a free program offered by Pacific Whale Foundation to help you easily find meaningful service projects to benefit Maui's environment. Visitors and residents can spend a few hours giving back to the local community while enjoying access to "off the beaten trail" places [...]

Contact Info
  • Contact Name: reservations
  • Contact Organization: Pacific Whale Foundation