Welcome Volunteers! Join DLNR for a day of volunteering or you can sign up for regular volunteer opportunities. Volunteers support DLNR’s broad mission to care for our islands from the mountaintops to our nearshore waters. To learn more about these responsibilities visit about us. The Department is building its volunteer capacity so please check DLNR iVolunteer frequently to see any new opportunities. To learn what DLNR volunteers are currently doing, check out the DLNR Facebook page for updates. Join the fun and help Hawai`i’s environment! Ho’okuleana “to take responsibility”.

For group leaders and teachers interested in bringing your hui or class into the field, your groups are also welcome to learn about Hawaiian forests, wetlands, or coastal ecology at one of our forest reserves, natural area reserves, or wildlife sanctuaries. Participants engage in native plant and wildlife identification, and habitat restoration where they assist foresters and wildlife biologists by removing terrestrial or aquatic invasives, and replacing them with native species via seed scatter and out-plantings. Water quality monitoring, wildlife surveying, hiking and camping may also be involved!

Complete the Trip Request Form to bring your hui into the field!

If you hui is not able to come to the forest, bring the forest to you! Browse through our environmental education resources or arrange a presentation with an outreach and education specialist!

Outreach and Education Specialists

Hawaiʻi   –   Anya Tagawa   – anya.h.tagawa@hawaii.gov

Maui   –   Jeff Bagshaw   – jeff.w.bagshaw@hawaii.gov

Oʻahu   –   Kekai Mar   –   kekai.k.mar@hawaii.gov

Statewide   –   Kirsten Gallaher   –   kirsten.s.gallaher@hawaii.gov

Kahoolawe Island Reserve Commission

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Mauna Kea Forest Restoration Project

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