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 beach cleanups on a monthly basis, and often joins non-profits for storm drain stenciling and other similar volunteer events.

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


Beach & Reef Cleanups

Check out our next monthly cleanup event location below.

Malama Land and Sea: Makena Beach July 21st, 7:00 – 11:00 am

Help malama (care for) Oneloa Beach with Maui Ocean Center and MOCMI.


Join Maui Ocean Center and Maui Ocean Center Marine Institute to help care for the longest stretch of sandy coastline on Maui – Oneloa (a.k.a. Big Beach). After the cleanup, learn about the rich history of Makena State Park with Lucienne de Naie – President of the Maui Tomorrow Foundation and a Founding Member of Maui Cultural Lands, Inc.

Help us make this cleanup a zero-waste event by bringing your own bucket for trash, a pair of reusable gloves, a reusable water bottle, and if you drink coffee – a reusable mug. Please wear sturdy shoes, sun-protective clothing, and a hat. Water refills, coffee, and hearty snacks will be provided. Children under 15 must be accompanied by an adult.

Questions/RSVP: afonarow@mauioceancenter.com or (808) 270-7059

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