Set up a Volunteer Project at Waimea Valley You're invited to bring your club, team, business or organization for a fun filled day of giving back!
This is an opportunity to set up a service learning volunteer event in Waimea Valley. Your team will get the chance to help us care for this beautiful valley and learn while you work. If you are part of a group or organization looking for potential community service hours or looking for a way to make a positive impact in the world, we will work with you to set up a fun and productive day. We are a non-profit organization, so any time spent helping here will count for community service requirements.
Volunteer groups take on projects throughout the main valley such as: weeding, clearing debris, invasive species removal, cleanup in garden beds, cultural site maintenance, event setup, trail maintenance, painting and many more. We will work with you to find a project that suits your needs, availability, skills and interests; so that your crew can contribute to the future of Waimea Valley in the way that suits them best.
The available dates to set up am event are dependent on the Volunteer Coordinator's schedule which tends to fill in about 2 weeks in advance, the sooner you set up for an RSVP, the more likely you are to get the date you are looking for. The open days will change every month, but you can always send an email to the volunteer coordinator ( Volunteers@waimeaValley.net ) and find out what is available. The general schedule for the coordinator is Tuesday-Saturday, but this schedule is flexible. Given 2 weeks notice volunteer events can be scheduled on Sundays and Mondays.
The volunteer groups play a big role in caring for our botanical gardens, protecting the rare and endangered species in the valley and allowing us to do more for visitors. With our small non-profit staff and over 1,800 Acres to manage, the volunteers are essential to our success in maintaining this awesome valley. As an added thank you to the volunteers for their contributions, we offer them free entry to our valley for the rest of that day, so we recommend planning a full day with volunteering in the morning followed by lunch and time to explore the valley and learn from our cultural and botanical teams.
When contacting the volunteer coordinator to set up an event, some important information will be:
Name of the group or organization you represent.
Approximately how many people you expect would attend (ballpark estimates are fine)?
Dates you are interested in.
age ranges of the potential participants.
any specific interests?
any time restrictions?
physical limitations that we should be aware of.
will your group be entering the valley after the work is done?
would your group want to eat lunch on site? (If yes, are they looking to purchase said lunch from us?)
any questions you have
we will be looking forward to welcoming your group to be a part of helping Waimea Valley thrive.
We will not be holding any group volunteer events during the Covid-19 lockdown situation, but once we are opened again, we will be very happy to welcome your group or organization into the valley. We will be limiting the group size to 20 or less participants until we feel it is safe to allow for larger groups to visit. This may change as the state and CDC guidelines are updated.
E mlama a e ho'omau i na waiwai kanaka, mo'omeheu, a kulohelohe o Waimea no kela hanauna, Keia hanauna ma o ka ho'ona'auao a me ka ho'okahu 'ana. Preserve and perpetuate the human, cultural and natural resources of Waimea for generations through education and stewardship.
Waimea Valley is a living pu'uhonua (sanctuary) for and by kanaka (Hawaiian People). We strive to celebrate and share a vibrant and living Hawaiian culture with the world.
The land managed by our organization is about 1,800 acres in total. We have a beautiful botanical garden spanning about 300 acres from our waterfall to the highway between us and the big wave surfing beach, Waimea Bay. The garden contains over 5,500 species of plants and protects many rare plants from around the world, including some of hawaii's most rare and endangered species. It's not just endangered plants here, we also protect endangered birds and fish in this amazing ecosystem. The back 1,500 or so acres is set up as conservation land where we are actively protecting and rebuilding native forest habitat.
We welcome you to experience Waimea Valley and be a part of the volunteer team that works to protect this sacred place. Let's honor and perpetuate Hawai`i’s past, be active stewards of our present and plan for a prosperous and healthy future.
Children & Youth
We'll work with your schedule.
59-864 Kamehameha HwyHaleiwa, HI96712
April 23, 2020
groups under 25, 2 hours; Over 25, 3 hours
Contact the volunteer coordinator to set up a project today.