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

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

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

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

(1)  Please complete the online volunteer application form HERE. You cannot attend the orientation class until you have completed a volunteer application.

(2)  After you have completed the online application, attend our orientation class. The next class date has not been scheduled. Classes start 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, but your RSVP cannot be accepted until you have completed your application (see above). PLEASE do not RSVP unless you are sure you will attend the class.

(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 material and quizzes, you’ll need to attend one or more field workshops to learn the skills 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, activities 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:  Date not scheduled.  5:30 pm SHARP to 8:00 pm.  Please give yourself plenty of extra time for traffic.

WHERE:  HTDC Entrepreneur’s Sandbox Building, Presentation Classroom. 643 Ilalo Street (this is in Kakaako). See picture of building and map below.

PARKING: There is metered parking on the streets around the building.  There is also parking lot C next to the building ($6 parking fee).

RSVP:  An RSVP is required as space is limited but PLEASE do not RSVP unless you are sure you will attend the class. Email your RSVP to and just say “I’m coming to the next orientation class.” When you send your RSVP email you will receive an automated reply that we have received your RSVP.  That will be your class confirmation and no additional email confirmation will be sent.

The orientation will run for about 2.5 hours including a short break. Please be on time. The session begins at 5:30 pm sharp so give yourself plenty of extra time for traffic and parking.

Here is a picture of the building where the training will be held:









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