The Waikīkī Aquarium aims to

inspire and promote understanding, appreciation, and conservation of Pacific marine life.
More than 200 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.

  • Basic Requirements

    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
    • Pass a criminal background check
    • Provide a TB clearance
    • 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
    • Professional training
    • Membership privileges
    • Gift Shop discounts
    • Unlimited social and educational opportunities
    • Making a difference to staff, visitors, and marine life

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