Volunteer Opportunities

We are excited to share opportunities to support our local conscious non profits.  Whether your part of our community or visiting and want to have a greater experience of Maui while your here, we encourage you to check out the opportunities to volunteer.  You can also make a donation to those causes that touch your heart.  All support is helpful and if we each do a little, a lot can be done.

Mahalo for your support!

Non Profit & Volunteerism

‘Ao‘ao O Nā Loko I‘a O Maui

“We value the importance of traditional Hawaiian fishponds. We believe in revitalizing and preserving Ko`ie`ie Loko I`a for future generations to enjoy its historical, cultural, archaeological, educational and recreational purposes.”

There are several ways that you can kokua (help). First of all, you could make a donation to support our education and restoration programs. Your contribution will go toward the purchasing of supplies and education materials and it may support the manpower needed to carry out these programs. And you can become a board member or volunteer. If you have specific talents please share by contacting us.

Also, you can help out by spreading the word about how to malama Ko`ie`ie Fishpond and other fishponds throughout Hawai`i. We are fortunate that Ko`ie`ie is still around today so we can learn about our Hawaiian culture and its traditions.

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643 Pest

Submit a report using this form to alert the 643Pest Network of new pest sightings in Hawaii. 643pest.org (and the 643-PEST telephone hotline) are services provided by the State of Hawaii to help direct pest reports to the appropriate responding agency or to community-based partnerships working with the state on invasive species issues.

Provide as many details as possible to help us assess your report, including related images and location details (using the map below). You will receive an email confirming the pest report submission. In addtion, a representative of the 643Pest Network may follow-up with you to clarify submitted information, acquire additional information, or provide feedback. This report may be sent to a local invasive species expert for identification or to the responsible invasive species management agency, if the pest is suitable for a response action.

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9th Life Hawaii

9th Life Hawaii is Maui’s largest, non-profit, No Kill Cat Rescue & Sanctuary. As of April 1, 2015, we have sterilized more than 6,800 cats and have monthly spay/neuter clinics to humanely reduce the cat population. We actively embrace No Kill. We never take the easy way out. When a cat needs medical attention, it receives medical care. When cats need special diets, they receive their special food.

To continue our programs, we rely upon your support. We are run strictly by volunteers. Your entire donation goes to help the kitties.
If you are willing to take in a kitty on a temporary basis to foster it, please contact us. We thank you for your generosity!

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American Reef Coalition

Whether you're Kama'aina (live in Hawaii) or Malihini (visitor to Hawaii), we want to give you the opportunity to volunteer on one of our missions to help save the planet, one piece of paradise at a time.

We could be in the Haleakala Wilderness or on the beaches and reefs of Maui or Lana'i. We could be removing invasive species, monitoring and protecting endangered species and fragile ecosystems, performing trail maintenance, removing derelict fishing gear and marine debris from remote beaches and reefs or educating visitors to our unique ocean and wilderness areas.

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Doorway Into Light

Doorway Into Light strives to provide support and services to all who are in need regardless of financial ability. We are a 501c3 nonprofit community-based organization, and our continued success is dependent upon your generous contributions.

Please consider making a tax-deductible donation so that we may serve all who seek our support.

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Friends of Moku’ula

Hawai‘i’s Paramount Cultural Site: Moku‘ula Island & Mokuhinia Pond

Lying dormant under a baseball field and parking lot in the historic town of Lahaina on the island of Maui is a special place revered since ancient times. It resides in the crown lands of Ahupua‘a Waine‘e, which follows a freshwater source from the misty slopes of Mauna Kahalawai along the greenbelt of Kaua‘ula Valley to Waiola Church and Cemetery on Waine‘e Street, into 14 acres of now-filled wetlands, flowing out to the ocean at Kamehameha Iki Park on Front Street.

Returning the glory to Moku‘ula is the right thing to do. Financial support from individuals, organizations and businesses is crucial. You can keep the restoration vision alive with a donation or sponsorship pledge to Friends of Moku‘ula or become a volunteer!

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Kaho’olawe Island Reserve Commission

Our Vision: The kino (physical manifestation) of Kanaloa is restored. Forests and shrublands of native plants and other biota clothe its slopes and valleys. Pristine ocean waters and healthy reef ecosystems are the foundation that supports and surrounds the island. Nā poʻe o Hawaiʻi (the people of Hawaiʻi) care for the land in a manner, which recognizes the island and ocean of Kanaloa as a living spiritual entity. Kanaloa is a puʻuhonua and wahi pana (a place of refuge, a sacred place) where native Hawaiian cultural practices flourish. The piko of Kanaloa (the navel, the center) is the crossroads of past and future generations from which the native Hawaiian lifestyle is spread throughout the islands.

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Kimokeo Foundation

Kimokeo Foundation: A vision of a lasting legacy of preserving and perpetuating our Native Hawaiian culture, language, people and environment.

With your generous donation, it will help our wa‘a move forward to our first island stop to help build a preschool for Pūanan Leo o Maui in which we will be raising a new generation of Native Hawaiian speakers.

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Kipahulu Ohana

In 1995, a small group of Native Hawaiian residents came together to revive, restore, and share the practices of traditional Native Hawaiian culture. We are dedicated to educating residents and visitors of the "ways of old" through cultural demonstrations and hands-on activities. Using the wisdom and spiritual guidance of our kupuna, we seek to re-establish a Hawaiian lifestyle in Kipahulu. By initiating sustainable projects, dividing the labor, and sharing the results we preserve our culture.

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Lahaina Restoration Foundation

Lahaina Restoration Foundation is a 501(c)3 Hawai‘i nonprofit organization chartered in 1962. Its purpose is to restore, preserve and protect the physical, historical and cultural legacies of Lahaina, and honor the era of the Hawaiian Monarchy. Its vision is that Lahaina’s prominent place in Hawai‘i’s history and rich cultural traditions are celebrated and, through authentic preservation of significant sites, buildings and artifacts, its story is shared.

Do you believe our past is vital to our future? Join our growing membership ‘ohana to preserve the heart of historic Lahaina. You can make a difference!

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Leilani Farm Sanctuary

Animals of Leilani Farm Sanctuary are in need of caring people like you to sponsor their monthly feed, shelter and care costs. Animals at Leilani Farm Sanctuary are available for sponsorship on a monthly or annual basis. Annual sponsors receive a hand-made gift card and “Certificate of Adoption” with a picture of their adopted animal.

Join us on Monday and Wednesday mornings at 9:00 a.m. to help out at the farm. Projects may include cleaning the barn, gardening, carpentry spreading wood chips, animal grooming, handyperson jobs, deck cleaning, tree trimming, manure collection, weed whacking, mulching, window washing, cleaning rabbit pen, grass cutting, chain sawing, chipping, painting, carpentry, concrete work, trail maintenance, invasive plant removal, fence installation/repair, and more. Your help will make a meaningful difference to the animals!

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Mālama Hāna

Mālama Hāna (“to care for Hāna”) was formed in 2008 to launch projects which support a greener and cleaner Hāna. Our first project- “The “Hāna Trash Club”- has mobilized concerned community volunteers to clean the roadside and beaches in the Hāna district.

To volunteer for the Hāna Trash Club Beach and Roadside Cleanup, or to receive more information on Mālama Hāna and the Hāna Trash Club please contact us!

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Marine Institute

When you donate to MOC Marine Institute, you can be assured that every dollar is working towards advancing our mission and ensuring the survival of coral reefs and sea turtles in Hawaiʻi. Help save the ocean with a donation to MOC Marine Institute. Or volunteer!

Mahalo for your support!

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Maui Arts & Cultural Center

The Annual Fund supports the MACC’s year-round programming including arts education in our schools, free community events, Hawaiian cultural programming, and visual art exhibitions. Ticket prices cover only a nominal portion of the costs to operate and maintain the MACC - a nonprofit performing arts and education center. Your donation does the rest and is vital to moving the MACC forward!

By donating a 100% tax-deductible gift to our Annual Fund, you are helping us fulfill our mission of creating a gathering space where the community can celebrate creativity through personal and shared experiences of the arts.

Share your time and valuable experience with our community ... Meet people for shared experiences of the arts ... Become part of the MACC ‘ohana! Volunteers are essential to the operation of Maui Arts & Cultural Center.

Mahalo for your support!

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Maui Cultural Lands

“People who help the land and the culture, who give unselfishly for the sake of the land, they are the heroes, the real warriors.”
— Ed Lindsey, founder of Maui Cultural Lands

Without the support and motivation of our community, the goals we’ve set will be impossible to accomplish. MCL is asking for your help to care for our land, our heritage, and our future. For more information about volunteering or to confirm your participation please contact us.

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Maui Forest Bird Recovery Project

Our MFBRP team is made up of not only staff but also passionate and generous volunteers. Volunteers give their time and expertise on many projects both in the office and in the field. We would love to use your skills to further the project goals and missions. Contact us!

If you would like to financially support the Maui Forest Bird Recovery Project efforts, we can accept donations via check, cash, or credit card. You will receive a letter that verifies your tax-deductible donation after we receive your donation. Nā Koa Manu Conservation, Inc. (NKMC) manages our non-profit account and will be stated on the tax credit information. Thank You!

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Maui Huliau Foundation

Our mission is to promote environmental literacy and leadership among Maui’s youth through community-based educational experiences. Support environmental education for Maui's youth!

Support our 2019 programs! Maui Huliau Foundation is growing quickly with two new programs launched last school year!

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Maui Humane Society

We are a locally based non-profit organization that serves the island of Maui. If you would like your donation to support Maui's homeless pets, please give directly to the Maui Humane Society.

The Volunteer Program is absolutely vital to the success of Maui Humane Society. Working more than 19,000 hours in the last year, our volunteer team is exciting and thriving. We are extremely proud of the powerful difference our volunteers make, in our shelter, with our animals, and throughout the community.

Interested in volunteering at the Maui Humane Society? Contact us today!

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Maui Invasive Species Committee

The Maui Invasive Species Committee (MISC) is a project of the University of Hawaii- Pacific Cooperative Studies Unit. The committee is voluntary partnership of government, private and non-profit organizations, and concerned individuals working to prevent, control, or eliminate the most threatening invasive plant and animal species to protect Maui’s watersheds, ecological resources, agriculture, and community.

If you would like to make a tax-deductible financial donation please click the donation button. Or contact us to have staff from the Maui Invasive Species Committee do a presentation for your group. We offer species-specific presentations about coqui frogs, little fire ants, or any of our target species OR general information about invasive species in Hawaii.

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Maui Medicine Ashram

Your donation allows us to heal the planet, open the hearts of humanity, and create community actions of sharing around the world. We promote a gifting community through free medicine and food projects with our partners, seeking the most healing solutions for earth and her beings.

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Maui Nui Botanical Gardens

The mission of the Maui Nui Botanical Gardens is to foster appreciation and understanding of Maui Nui’s plants and their role in Hawaiian cultural expression by providing a gathering place for discovery, education, and conservation.

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Pacific Whale Foundation

Pacific Whale Foundation works to protect marine wildlife and the ocean environment through science and advocacy. You can help by supporting our research, education and conservation programs in Hawaii, the Pacific and around the world.

Our volunteers are the heart of Pacific Whale Foundation. You can contribute your time and talents in a number of ways, including helping with community events and outreach, taking ecotour photos and videos for our social media, and assisting with Ocean Camp and Keiki Whalewatch.

When you join our volunteer team, you can earn credits towards Ocean Store discounts and free PacWhale ecotours. Volunteers also have the opportunity to attend free marine education classes and special training programs. It’s a great way to get to know us better and meet others who share your interests in protecting the oceans, whales and other marine wildlife.

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Sierra Club of Hawaii – Maui Group

Malama 'āina. Taking care of Maui's water, ocean, shorelines and land.
Maui Group is the local Maui County group belonging to The Sierra Club, a national organization founded by John Muir in 1892. The Sierra Club has been working to protect communities, wild places, and the planet for 120 years.

Maui Group concentrates on protecting ocean access, clean water, and care for our 'aina locally.

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Surfrider Foundation

You can help protect Maui’s ocean, waves, and beaches. Become a Surfrider Maui Member today!
By joining the Surfrider Foundation, you can help ensure a better future for our irreplaceable coastline. Your membership helps Surfrider Foundation continue to be act as an advocate for our oceans, waves and beaches.

Or volunteer! Our volunteers are the lifeblood of the Surfrider Foundation. You don’t have to be a member to join us at our beach clean-ups! Surfrider Maui is always looking for volunteer help and support. Contact us for more info!

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The Boo Boo Zoo

The East Maui Animal Refuge also known as The Boo Boo Zoo is a no-kill, all volunteer-run, non profit,
rehabilitation sanctuary for injured and orphaned animals who would otherwise die.

We are in constant need of financial support to keep The Boo Boo Zoo running and the bellies full and the injuries taken care of. If you would like to support this life-saving work, please make a donation. Or volunteer you skills and abilities. Contact us for more information.

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The Sacred Garden

A nursery, a peace sanctuary, a retreat center, a botanical garden, a school, a creativity center, and a temple!
Inspiration, creativity, beauty and peace are the undeniable themes of the garden.

FREE and open 7-days a week for the public to enjoy!

Contact us for opportunities to volunteer in the garden! Donations are gratefully accepted!

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When We Shine

We are a collective of Multi-Media Artists, Cultural and Social Solutionaries, whose purpose is to identify, support and add value to other non-profits and community groups that are already helping our community to thrive. We assist thru micro-grants, social media and marketing campaigns and in all forms of public art happenings, with a focus on family and the environment.

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