Join our Team

We are the largest Hawaii-based non-profit marine species response organization, covering the islands of Oahu and Molokai with our team of dedicated and hard-working volunteers, interns and staff. Our team spends thousands of hours each year responding to calls involving protected marine species such as Hawaiian monk seals, sea turtles and seabirds to provide shoreline response, stranding assistance, outreach, health management and rescue. Our work helps save these animals from deaths and injuries caused by hookings, entanglement, disease, and potentially dangerous or inappropriate interaction with humans and pets. This extensive presence in the field, combined with regular outreach and education activity in schools, community events and public venues allows us to engage with tens of thousands of people each year to build understanding, stewardship and support for Hawaii’s protected marine species and the coastal ecosystem we share.

Be a Volunteer

Our volunteers are at the core of our work. Without these dedicated individuals we could not do the work we do.  Are you a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident (i.e. possess a “Green Card”) and you can commit to certain minimum activity levels to help save Hawaii’s protected species such as the Hawaiian monk seals, sea turtles and seabirds? If so, click below to learn more about HMAR’s volunteer programs and to apply.

Be an Intern

If you are a U.S. citizen and a degreed or degree-seeking individual engaged in fields of study such as marine biology, ecology, ocean sciences or related fields, we offer internship opportunities in HMAR programs such as Field Support & Outreach, Marine Debris & Marine Operations or Education & Engagement. All internships are unpaid positions that do not include housing or living expenses. Internships require a minimum of 20 hours per week of work for at least 3 months, and access to a personal car or truck. Click below to learn more and apply.

Employment Opportunities

There are no current job openings for HMAR. In the future, positions will be posted here. Note that all staff positions require U.S. citizenship.