Haleakala National Park Service Trip, Ma'alaea / Pukalani
7:30 am - 2:30 pm. See spectacular views at 7,000 feet, watch rare native birds and save unique ecosystems found nowhere else on the planet. Volunteers will pull invasive pine trees, get to experience the park for free, and receive a Volunteering on Vacation tote bag. Warm clothes, long pants and closed-toed shoes are required. Bring water and lunch to enjoy at Hosmer Grove afterwards. Transportation is provided; however, space is limited. Participants can meet in front of the Pacific Whale Foundation Store, located in the Harbor Shops of Ma'alaea at 7:30AM or at 8:15 am in the parking lot of Tavares Community Center, located in Pukalani. Be sure to call at least 24 hours in advance to sign up: 1-800-942-5311, or call 808-249-8811, ext. 1.


Tours of the Maui Nui Botanical Gardens

Volunteers at Maui Nui Botanical Gardens lead tours of the Garden’s native plantings as part of its education program “Ulu Ka Hoi” (to grow interest).

Tours cover conservation, natural history and ethnobotanical uses of native and Polynesian introduced plants, as well as the Gardens’ current projects in each of these areas.

Maui Nui Botanical Gardens is dedicated to the protection of Hawaii’s rich native plants and cultural heritage. By collecting, cultivating, and distributing native and Polynesian-introduced plants, MNBG provides people a gathering place to see and understand the importance of these plants to our economic, social, and cultural livelihood.

Tours are held on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays from 10am-11:30am, weekly. 

Cost is free, with a suggested donation of $5 per person. 

Call 808-249-2798 or email info@mnbg.org to make a reservation.

Musical Arts Education for Children

Arts Education for Children Group (AECG)  is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing opportunities for artistic and cultural enrichment for children.  

Additionally, AECG is committed to improving the quality of education in our schools by restoring music programs and raising public awareness about the importance of participation in music and the arts.



Worldwide, there’s a new travel trend that’s dramatically changing the way we think about our free time away from home. In increasing numbers, travelers are trading beach mats and lounge chairs for work gloves and hand tools in a movement called “volunteering on vacation.” It’s a way to “give back” to the places they love to visit, while also meeting other like-minded people and learning about the local environment and culture.


Hoaloha'aina, South Maui
7:30 to 9:30 am. Join South Maui Volunteers maintain an ocean-side trail, restore sand dunes, pick up litter and remove invasive species. Meeting locations are announced every Wednesday for the following Monday - call Bob Richardson at 264-1798 or check out www.SouthMauiVolunteers.com for exact locations. Bring water, snacks and sunscreen and wear solid, closed-toed shoes. Get a free Volunteering on Vacation tote bag for your efforts! For info or to sign up call (808) 249-8811 ext. 1.
O'o Farm, Kula
Meet at O'o Farms at 8:45 on Wednesday mornings in Kula. Join Pacific Whale Foundation's work on an organic farm in Kula. Located in the misting forest of Waipoli, Kula Maui, 8.5 acres sustain numerous crops developed from virgin land, intimate with the venue’s microclimate, flora, and fauna. Project work includes assorted farm chores from 8:45 until 11:30. Be sure to wear sturdy shoes and bring a light jacket that you do not mind getting a little dirty, water, and sunscreen. Gloves and gardening tools are provided. Be sure to call (808) 249-8811 in advance to sign up! (Note: volunteer tote bag not included in this project.)

Maui Coastal Land Service Project, Maui Coastal Land Trust Office, Wailuku
7:15 am to noon - includes four hours of work and a Volunteering on Vacation t-shirt. Visit a remarkable coastal area rich in Hawaiian history and bird watching, home to some of Maui's last sand dunes. Help to remove invasive species, clear brush and weeds. Bring water, snacks, lunch, and sunscreen, and wear closed-toe shoes, pants and hat/sun protection. Meet at 7:15 a.m in front of the Maui Coastal Land Trust Offices, located at 2371 W Vineyard St in Wailuku, adjacent to the Iao Valley Church. Be sure to call at least 24 hours in advance to sign up: 1-800-942-5311, or call 808-249-8811.

Malama Honokowai, North Sugar Cane Train Station, Kaanapali
9 am to 5 pm. Visit the beautiful and hidden Honokawai Valley, an area closed to the public. Among Hawaiian archeological sites, you’ll learn about Hawaiian history and culture as you help to remove invasive weed plants and possibly plant native species. The program runs from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Bring water, snacks, lunch, sunscreen and bug repellant and wear closed-toe shoes, pants and a t-shirt. Meet at 9 a.m. in front of North Sugar Cane Train Station, Puukoli Road, Kaanapali. Get a free Volunteering on Vacation tote bag for your efforts. Be sure to call (808) 249-8811 ext. 1 at least 24 hours in advance to sign up!
Ho'okipa Restoration, Upper Ho’okipa Parking Lot, Ho'okipa Beach Park
8 am to 11 am. Restore and protect Ho’okipa Beach Park, world famous for its extraordinary surfing, wind surfing, and kite surfing. Remove invasive plant species and plant native species. Get a free Volunteering on Vacation tote bag for your efforts! Hang out after volunteering and enjoy free pizza for all volunteers at noon. Wear long pants, closed toed shoes, and bring water, snacks and sun protection. Call at least 24 hours in advance for reservations. (808) 281-3097, ext. 1.

For more information about Volunteering on Vacation and to sign up, see Volunteersonvacation.org, or contact Pacific Whale Foundation's Reservations department at (808) 249-8811. From the U.S. Mainland, please call 1-800-WHALE-11 and ask about Volunteering on Vacation. 

Ever wonder what the bright gleam is, that sits atop Haleakala?

Explore the Maui Space Surveillance Complex

Hyperlink to Pictorial of Maui Space Surveillance Complex