Hawai’i Volunteer Program
Volunteer in Hawai’i with GIVE and explore the fascinating culture, rugged coastlines, active volcanoes, stunning waterfalls, vibrant reefs and lush rainforests of the Big Island, while giving back to the ‘aina (land) and moana (sea) on forest restoration, marine conservation and regenerative farming projects! You will get to volunteer with local nonprofits focused on preserving indigenous culture & land stewardship practices, restoring native forests, building healthy & resilient local food systems, and removing marine debris from some of the most polluted beaches on the planet. You will also be able to snorkel with green sea turtles, hike across volcanic craters, stargaze from the southernmost point of Hawaiʻi, and talk story with indigenous leaders about their sacred lands, culture and history.
Highlights of Volunteering in Hawaii
Volunteer on environmental restoration projects
Explore the dynamic landscapes of Hawaii's Big Island
Chase waterfalls in tropical forests
Snorkel amongst vibrant marine life
Trek through lava fields on active volcanoes
Experience some of the best stargazing on the planet
Relax on white and black sand beaches in paradise
As a GIVE Volunteer in Hawaiʻi, you will get to work with a variety of local nonprofits on the Big Island focused on environmental restoration, cultural preservation and responsible tourism. Whether it’s volunteering to advance and revitalize indigenous land stewardship practices, clearing invasive species and planting native species to restore forest ecosystems, or removing microplastics and marine debris from one of the most plastic-polluted beaches on the planet, you will leave Hawai’i knowing that you helped protect and preserve this stunning, yet fragile, slice of paradise.
Circumnavigate Hawaiʻiʻs Big Island and immerse yourself in an incredible diversity of landscapes, wildlife, and ecosystems. Hike through lush rainforest and terraced taro paddies on your way to the black sands of Waipi’o beach. Gaze into the cosmos from the southernmost point of the USA. Snorkel amongst vibrant coral reefs and green sea turtles along the Kona Coast. Hike through tropical forests to stunning waterfalls. Explore a moonscape of volcanic craters in Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park. And all along the way, learn from indigenous leaders about their history, culture and goals for a more sustainable future for Hawaiian people.
“GO!!! You’ll gain so much more from this experience than you can imagine. Reach out of your comfort zone and go for it…you won’t regret it.”