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.

  • In general, prospective volunteers must:
    • Be at least 18 years old
    • Complete the required Volunteer Application Forms
    • 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.
    1. Contact the Volunteer Program Office at (808) 440-9020 or volunteer@waikikiaquarium.org for information about your program of interest. We will provide additional information about the application and training process. All prospective volunteers must also meet in person with Volunteer Program staff.
    2. Download the required Volunteer Application forms.
    3. Completed applications can be submitted via email to volunteer@wakikiaquarium.org or faxed to (808) 923-1771 (ATTN: Volunteer Program). Applications can also be mailed or delivered in person to:Waikiki Aquarium
      Attn: Volunteer Program
      2777 Kalakaua Avenue
      Honolulu, HI 96815
    4. Applications can also be completed in-person during a meeting with Volunteer Program staff.
    5. Please contact the Volunteer Program Office at (808) 440-9020 or email volunteer@waikikiaquarium.org if you have any questions or would like to schedule an in-person meeting with Volunteer Program staff.
  • 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!