The Waikīkī Aquarium aims to “inspire and promote understanding, appreciation and conservation of Pacific marine life.” More than 300 wonderful volunteers 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. Whether you are a professional or a homemaker, retired or work full-time, a teacher or a student, the Aquarium needs your skills and talents.

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  • In general, prospective volunteers must:
    • Be at least 18 years old (Exceptions: Teen Programs, Beach and Algae Clean Ups)
    • Complete the required online Volunteer Application (Make hyperlink to application)
    • Pass a criminal background check
    • Meet in-person with Volunteer Program staff
    • Be able to make the necessary time commitment. Most programs require at least a 3 or 6 month commitment.
  • Volunteer Benefits
    • Smiles and thanks from visitors from all over the world
    • Free parking while volunteering (3 spots are designated for volunteers)
    • Professional training
    • Membership privileges
    • Gift Shop discounts
    • Unlimited Social and educational opportunities
    • Making a difference to staff, visitors, and marine life