: New Volunteer Training

New Volunteer Orientation Class

You can help in the conservation, stewardship and recovery of Hawaii’s protected marine species.

Are you interested in joining one or more of our field response and support teams? We offer fun and rewarding experiences working to support Hawaiian monk seals, sea turtles and seabirds.

We also have other great ways to help out by joining our Outreach & Education or Dispatch &  Reporting teams.

To help on any of these volunteer teams, there is a 4-step process:

(1)  If you have not already done so, please complete the online volunteer application form HERE.

(2)  After you have completed the online application, attend our orientation class. The last class was held on March 18, 2019 and the next class date has not been scheduled.  The class starts at 5:30 pm SHARP so please give yourself plenty of time for traffic.  Space is limited and you must RSVP to attend the class as they fill up quickly.

(3)  Following the orientation class, you will review training materials and complete one or more online quizzes covering the information you need to know.

(4)  Once you have successfully finished the online quizzes, you’ll complete field training to perform volunteer duties. That way, you’ll be confident, effective and have the most fun possible while helping in species conservation and recovery.


WHAT:  New Volunteer Orientation Class.  In this orientation, you’ll learn about our organization’s roles, activity and volunteer expectations. We’ll also share some information about some of Hawaii’s protected marine species and what it’s like to be a volunteer for Hawaii Marine Animal Response.

WHEN:  The next class has not been set.  Please give yourself plenty of extra time for traffic.

WHERE:  To be announced.


RSVP:  An RSVP is required as space is limited.  Please email your RSVP to training@h-mar.org and just say “I’m coming.” Our orientation classes fill up quickly so please RSVP as soon as possible.

The orientation will run for about 2 hours with a short break. Please be on time. The session begins at 5:30 pm sharp so give yourself plenty of extra time for traffic.

Here is a map showing the location for the new volunteer orientation class: