Community Partners Directory: Environment

Camp Timberline / Kama'aina Kids

Address: P. O. Box 700308
Kapolei HI 96709
Phone: 262-4538
Fax: 261-2051
Organization Description: Camp in Waianae mountains above Makakilo. Environmental education, team challenge, high ropes course, retreat and conference center, boy and girl scouts, and many more.
Volunteer Opportunities: Administrative, maintenance, landscaping
Special Requirements: Have a positive and fun attitude, flexible, and willing to learn.

Department of Parks and Recreation (City and County of Honolulu)

Address: 1000 Uluohia Street, Suite 309
Kapolei HI 96707
Phone: 768-3007
Organization Description: Municipal government agency.
Volunteer Opportunities: Public administrative functions in recreation programs, ground maintenance and improvement, horticultural, personnel, and to a lesser degree budgetary, planning, technology (web page development) functions.
Special Requirements: Computer skills - specifically Microsoft Windows, Word, Excel.

Hanauma Bay Education Program

Address: 100 Hanauma Bay Road
Honolulu HI 96825

Phone: 394-1374
Fax: 395-0468
Contact: Morgan Mamizuka
Title: Volunteer Coordinator
Organization Description: Enhances appreciation and promote understanding and stewardship of Hanauma Bay’s marine environment through public education.
Volunteer Opportunities: Special event staff, office support, gardening, and park docent.
Special Requirements: Park docents must attend Volunteer Training (offered three to four times per year.) Gardening experience preferred.

Harold L. Lyon Aboretum - University of Hawaii

Address: 3860 Manoa Rd.
Honolulu HI 96822

Phone: 988-0461
Fax: 988-0462
Contact: Jill Laughlin
Title: Director of Education
Organization Description: Botanical Garden - research and education facility for the University of Hawaii.
Volunteer Opportunities: Children’s garden, ethnobotany garden, maintenance, Hawaiian garden/greenhouse, micropropagation, seed storage program, trail maintenance.
Special Requirements: No prior experience necessary, but good attitude, willingness to work cooperatively. Training provided.

Hawaii Conservation Alliance

Address: 677 Ala Moana Blvd., Suite 320
Honolulu HI 96813

Phone: 687-6151
Contact:  Mariza Silva
Organization Description: The mission of the Hawai‘i Conservation Alliance is to provide unified leadership and advocacy on conservation issues critical to Hawai‘i. Our purpose is to work together to continue a legacy of stewardship and to achieve the goal of promoting the preservation of native terrestrial and marine ecosystems, increasing the diversity of native species, and ensuring that the unique biodiversity of our islands is maintained into the future.
Volunteer Opportunities: My Hawaii story project judge; Hawaii conservation conference

Hawaii Nature Center

Address: 2131 Makiki Heights Dr.
Honolulu HI 96822

Phone: 955-0100 Ext: 118
Organization Description: Outdoor environmental education for children and families.
Volunteer Opportunities: Office assistants, facilities maintenance, gardening and landscaping, interactive nature museum docents, community outreach, special events, trail sweeps, summer programs, teaching docents.
Special Requirements: Varies with volunteer opportunities.

Honolulu Zoo 

Address: 151 Kapahulu Avenue
Honolulu HI 96815

Phone: 926-3191
Contact: Barbara Thacker
Title: Volunteer Coordinator
Organization Description: The mission of the Honolulu Zoo is to foster an appreciation of our living world, with an emphasis on tropical ecosystems, by serving as a center for environmental education, biological study, and recreation and conservation activities.
Volunteer Opportunities: Assist in the children’s zoo, education programs, animal sections, the veterinary clinic, horticulture, research, and office.
Special Requirements: A three month minimum commitment. One four-hour shift in the animal sections. Education programs and special events are on call. All applicants are invited to apply on Wednesday’s between 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Current TB clearance is required.

Mālama I Nā Ahupua'a

Address: University of Hawai'i at Mānoa
2560 Campus Rd., George Hall 301
Honolulu, HI 96822

Phone: 956-4218
Contact: Dr. Ulla Hasager
Organization Description: A cultural/environmental program, which also collaborates with the HPU Anthropology department.
Volunteer Opportunities: Please see website

Manoa Cliff Native Forest Restoration Project

Address: Round Top Drive and Manoa Cliff Trailhead
Honolulu HI

Phone: 554-2466
Contact: Sebastian Marquez
Organization Description: Our project seeks to restore a small 6-acre area of forest, now fenced to prevent pig damage, along the Mānoa Cliff Trail as a demonstration area and to encourage others to begin additional restoration projects
Volunteer Opportunities: Native Reforestation volunteer

Moanalua Gardens Foundation, Inc.

Address: 1352 Pineapple Pl.
Honolulu HI 96819

Phone: 839-5334
Fax: 839-3658
Organization Description: Dedicated to the perpetuation and preservation of the native culture and the environment of Hawaii through education.
Volunteer Opportunities: Administrative assistance.
Special Requirements: Office work, computers, typing.

Nature Conservancy – Malama Hawaii

Address: P. O. Box 971665
Waipahu HI 96797

Phone: 621-2008
Fax: 621-2110
Organization Description: Preserves plants, animals, and natural communities that represent the diversity of life on earth by protecting the lands and waters they need to survive.
Volunteer Opportunities: Working in the field to control alien plants and weeds, out plant native species, assist with environmental education, trail maintenance, and lead hikes. Help in native plant nursery, assist with office work.
Special Requirements: Contact office for further information.

Oceanic Institute

Address: 41-202 Kalanianaole Highway
Waimanal HI 96795

Organization Description: Affiliated with Hawaii Pacific University. A private, not for-profit research and development organization dedicated to marine aquaculture, biotechnology, and coastal resource management.

Outdoor Circle

Address: 1314 S. King St., Suite 306
Honolulu HI 96814

Phone: 593-0300
Fax: 593-0525
Organization Description: Keeps Hawaii clean, green and beautiful by preserving, protecting and enhancing the environment for future generations.
Volunteer Opportunities: Website volunteer: assist in redesign and update. Media volunteer: assist in getting the work out about the organization’s programs. Education volunteer: assist in environmental education endeavors.
Special Requirements: Volunteer hours need to be completed anytime between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Dependable, detail oriented individual; able to work in a small office setting.

Reef Check Hawaii


4224 Waialae Avenue, Suite 621

Honolulu, HI  96816

Phone: 953-4044
Organization Description: Reef Check is an international program that works with communities, governments and businesses to scientifically monitor, restore, and maintain coral reef health.
Volunteer Opportunities: Many Reef Check Coordinators and teams could use help for fund raising, office work and PR assistance.

Reef Watch Waikiki


c/o Waikiki Improvement Assn.
2255 Kuhio Avenue, Suite 760
Honolulu, HI 96815

Phone: 931-6061
Contact: Jennifer Barrett
Organization Description: To inspire and facilitate community stewardship of Waikiki
Volunteer Opportunities: Various positions - please contact

Sea Life Park Hawaii Education Program

Address: 41-202 Kalanianiole Hwy. Suite 7
Waimanalo HI 96795

Phone: 259-2513
Fax: 259-7373
Organization Description: Dedicated to increasing awareness, preservation, and conservation of Hawaii’s marine ecosystems through educational opportunities for Hawaii’s community and visitors.
Volunteer Opportunities: Provide unique, hands-on, interactive, educational programs for local school children who visit Sea Life Park on fieldtrips.
Special Requirements: A genuine interest in the marine environment.

Sierra Club Hawaii Chapter

Address: 1040 Richards Street, Room 306
Honolulu HI 96813

Phone: 538-6616
Organization Description: Environmental protection advocacy organization. Engaged in political, educational, and on-the-ground conservation work to protect Hawaii’s environment.
Volunteer Opportunities: Office help, research, lobbying, conservation work on weekend outings. Some work can be done at the Sierra Club office or at the student’s residence.
Special Requirements: Self-starter, driven, understanding of government processes, and love of Hawaii’s environment.