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 & Sea: Kealia Pond

Every Second Sunday* | 7:30 – 9:30am

Join MOC Marine Institute and Maui Ocean Center on the second Sunday of each month for an opportunity to make a meaningful impact on Hawaii’s marine ecosystems. Our cleanups take place along the beach and on the reef!

Help on the beach by bringing your hat, reef-friendly sunscreen, bucket, and reusable gloves if you have them.

Join the reef cleanup in the ocean off Kealia Pond by bringing a mask, snorkel, fins, gloves if you have them, and a cutting device such as scissors.

Buckets for land litter, collection bags for reef debris, data sheets, and work gloves will be provided.

Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Volunteers are encouraged to bring a reusable water bottle.

Questions/RSVP: egoetze@mauioceancenter.com

Date: The second Sunday of every month except June and September*
Time: 7:30 – 9:30am
Location: Kealia Boardwalk on North Kihei Road at 7:30 am

*June’s cleanup is on Saturday 6/8, World Oceans Day.
*September’s cleanup is on Saturday 9/21, International Coastal Cleanup Day.

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