The Waikiki Aquarium aims to “inspire and promote understanding, appreciation and conservation of Pacific marine life.” Many wonderful people help to make this mission a reality. These special people, diverse in age, background and experience, are eager to learn more about Hawaii’s marine environment and how they can share this knowledge with others.

Click Here To View Our Great Volunteer Opportunities

  • In general, prospective volunteers must:
    • Be at least 18 years old
    • Complete the required Volunteer Application Forms by clicking the button in the right sidebar of this page.
    • Meet in-person with Volunteer Program staff
    • Pass a criminal background check
    • Be able to make the necessary time commitment. Most programs require at least a 6 month commitment.
  • Being a regular volunteer at the Waikiki Aquarium brings many rewards:
    • Making a difference to staff, visitors and marine life
    • Extensive training provided by qualified staff
    • Continuing education opportunities
    • Discounts on Community Classes and purchases at The Shop at Waikiki Aquarium
    • Formal recognition of volunteer contributions; including invitations to annual Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon and Holiday Party, certificates, letters of recommendation upon request, etc.
    • Friends of the Waikiki Aquarium membership; which includes free admission, special event notices, facility rental privileges, subscription to our quarterly newsletter Kilo i‘a, and much more!