Hawaii volunteer vacations projects for voluntourism opportunities on Maui
Opportunities to Volunteer while on Vacation
Volunteer on vacation in Hawaii and experience the
Hawaiian concepts of Laulima (many hands) and Kuleana (responsibility) while
donating your time and energy to a worthwhile volunteer project while you're on
vacation in Hawaii.
The following projects are available for Hawaii
volunteers right now, mostly on the Hawaiian Island of Maui. Click each heading to find out more about that
voluntourism opportunity. We have listed
organizations in Hawaii who occasionally need volunteers, if these aren't
what you're looking for.
Help to restore leeward and dryland forest on the slopes of Haleakala. Fit folks
with over-the-ankle boots meet every other Sat. Reservations are a must.
Work ranges from invasive species removal to planting native Hawaiian plants
inside Haleakala National Park for two to four days. Bunkhouse type lodging is
The work entails keeping current trails cleared and stable, and sometimes
trailblazing new paths. The native forests of Maui's upcountry, and the trails
of Haleakala's cinder moonscape offer rich and rewarding experiences.
Through eradicating invasive species and replanting natives, volunteers are
also restoring the habitat for native birds.
Volunteers must be able to handle a full day outing in remote areas, and
children must be supervised by an adult.
stabilize the north shore area surrounding Ho'okipa Beach Park. Replace
non-native plants with native species
adapted to the dry coastal environment.
Wednesday mornings for garden work and nursery work. 1 week advanced notice, and
a month notice for groups. You must become a member to volunteer.
Help eradicate invasive species and clear brush, occasional plantings of native
species at some of Maui¡¯s last remaining sand dunes .
Work the second Saturday of each
month, 8:00 AM to noon followed by a picnic lunch. Light work under professional
instruction. Lunch and Refreshments provided.
Volunteers who are able to comfortably lift at least 25 pounds are welcome to
help restore and protect a 500 year old native Hawaiian fish pond. 2nd and last
Saturday of every month, 8:00 am. to 11:00 am.
The Pacific Whale Foundation has an volunteer program that will connect visitors
with ongoing projects, and these wonderful folks will always supply volunteers
with beach clean-up kits. Just stop by their office at Ma'alaea Harbor to pick
up your kit!
With a few hours of training, you will become a valuable source of information
for marine conservation. You will be responsible to record your sightings from
your dive and snorkel adventures, and that data will become available to the
public on the REEF website.
The Kipahulu Ohana maintains Kapahu Living Farm within
Haleakala National Park, a 3-acre ancient taro farm restored to active
production, providing poi and other traditional Hawaiian foods to the local
community. They also do feral animal control fencing, invasive species removal,
and other related projects to protect the native forest and watershed.
This is a list of other organizations for which you can volunteer while you're
on vacation in Hawaii.
Many more volunteer opportunities are listed at