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 team or our 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 and the required pre-work and quizzes (further information below).

(2)  After you have completed the online application, you will need to spend some time finishing some pre-work reading and quizzes so that you are equipped with all of the information you will need to be an effective volunteer and be ready. To find out what pre-work and quiz(zes) you need to complete, please GO HERE. The pre-work needed is dependent on which HMAR program(s) you wish to participate in. You will need to do the pre-work, take and pass the necessary quiz(zes) with a score of 90% or higher before you can attend the orientation class.

(3)  Once completing your pre-work and passing any needed quiz(zes) with a 90% or higher result, you may attend our orientation class. When new volunteer orientation class are scheduled, you will be sent an invitation if you have completed the application process above. Space is limited in the classes and you must RSVP to attend the class as they fill up quickly, but remember that your RSVP cannot be accepted until you have completed your application (see above), the necessary pre-work and taken and passed the applicable quiz(zes). PLEASE do not RSVP unless you have completed all pre-work and quizzes and you are sure you will attend the class.

(4)  Following the orientation class, we will set up your field training. That way, you’ll be confident, effective and have the most fun possible while helping in species conservation and recovery.