Volunteer Opportunities

Be a part of our community

The team at the Maui Ocean Center is passionately dedicated to education and fostering wonder, respect, and understanding of Hawaii’s marine life. Our desire is to partner with other like-minded individuals who wish to help restore and protect our marine environment for healthy reefs and life for all. Maui Ocean Center hosts roadside and beach cleanups on an intermittent basis, as well as drain stenciling and other similar volunteering events.

To learn more about our events or be added to our volunteer contact network, email marketing@mauioceancenter.com and sign-up for our newsletter.


Beach & Reef Cleanups

Join us for a cleanup event! Each volunteer will receive two Day Passes to Maui Ocean Center.

World Oceans Day: June 8th, 7am – 11am

Join MOC Marine Institute, Pacific Whale Foundation, and Maui Ocean Center, The Aquarium of Hawaii for a day of fun-in-the-sun as we take care of our beautiful island home. We will host two cleanups that include both land (beach) and sea (reef) removal of litter and debris, one near the Kahului Harbor, and the other at the Kealia Pond National Wildlife Refuge. That evening, we will celebrate World Oceans Day at the Seascape Restaurant in Maalaea with a special screening of the film Straws (https://www.facebook.com/strawsfilm/).

Special discounts for food, passes to visit the aquarium, and more will be provided to each volunteer. To learn more or RSVP, please email Amy Fonarow at afonarow@mauioceancenter.com or by calling (808) 270-7059.

Mahalo for your interest and we look forward to seeing you there!

Past Events

Olowalu Cleanup and Snorkel, May 20, 2018

Mahalo to everybody who joined the Olowalu beach cleanup with the MOC Marine Institute and us. 81 volunteers removed over 2700 pieces of trash! Nice job!



Earth Day Kealia Pond Cleanup and Invasive Plant Removal, April 22nd, 2018

We’d like to extend a heartfelt mahalo to everybody who participated in the Earth Day beach & reef cleanup at Kealia Pond. Over 60 volunteers removed invasive plants, a truck-load of trash, and debris from the nearshore reef!


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