Volunteer on Hawaiʻi Island

Volunteer on Hawaiʻi Island

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Individuals interested in volunteering can register below with iVolunteer, the volunteer event management system used by DLNR, to be notified of future opportunities. Or, you can contact Ande Buskirk, Hawaiʻi Island Information & Education Specialist at [email protected] or 808-443-1996 to discuss future opportunities. When contacting us about volunteer interest, please provide the following:

  • Your primary area of interest (e.g., plants, animals, restoration activities, or native species monitoring)
  • Any special skills you can offer or any special needs you may have
  • Your availability (e.g., weekday or weekend, general time commitment).

Request a Presentation or Service Trip

For schools or other groups looking for an educational site visit, please fill out the Request a Presentation or Service Trip form on our website. Hawaiʻi public schools can also find DOFAW on the ClimbHI directory for classroom presentations.


DOFAW uses the iVolunteer system to post volunteer opportunities. You can find available opportunities on Hawaiʻi Island, sign your release waivers, and more right from iVolunteer. You can also register to be notified for future volunteer events. The button below will launch the Hawaiʻi Island section of iVolunteer.

Hawaiʻi Island iVolunteer Events



DOFAW has many partners that also offer volunteer opportunities. On Hawaiʻi Island, you might consider volunteering with the Big Island Invasive Species Committee, the Mauna Kea Watershed Alliance, the Three Mountain Alliance, or others. Feel free to contact us for more information on volunteer opportunities from DOFAW and our partners.