Thank you for signing up to our email!

Now, before you leave, do you want to make a seal's day?

Volunteers in Hawai`i

photo by Julie Steelman © The Marine Mammal Center / NOAA permit #18786

Volunteering on Hawai`i Island

Available Opportunities

Response Volunteer (age: 21+)

Animal Care Volunteer

Education Volunteer

Follow these steps to become a volunteer:


    Add your name to the volunteer interest list to receive an application when volunteer spots are available. (Please note there may be a waiting period of several months before you receive an application and only adults 18+ and who are no longer in high school are eligible to apply.)


          Complete an application, phone or in-person interview and background check. 


                Attend a New Volunteer Onboarding Training. (Please note that this training only occurs a few times per year, so there may be a waiting period of a few months before you may begin as a volunteer.) 

                Click here to add your name to the interest list to be notified when we open applications again and to be notified when we schedule the next training.

                Have Questions?

                Contact us at

                COVID Response

                Focusing on safety in our core work.

                Adopt a Seal

                Your symbolic adoption helps our patients thrive.

                Our Commitment

                Expanding work on social and environmental equity.