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Volunteer Program

The Hanauma Bay Volunteer Program (HBVP) is one of the oldest volunteer programs in Hawaii. Before the HBVP was formed in 1990, a small group of dedicated community members saw the need to educate the millions of visitors to the bay, which became a Marine Life Conservation District in 1967. Everyday they would set up a table at the beach and educate visitors about the fragile ocean ecosystem, identification of marine animals, and how to become ocean stewards. Their dedication sparked the need to develop both an Education Program and a Volunteer Program at HanaumaBay.

Since 1990, the HBVP has grown to more than 100 volunteers that donate roughly 12,000 hours of their time to the program each year. Our volunteers, also known as Interpretive Guides, still educate visitors at the beach (some of those volunteers being from the original group of community members), but we have also added a Visitor's Center and a Theater where we further educate our visitors. There are a variety of volunteer opportunities at the bay for all ages.

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Listen to our educational podcast about volunteering at the bay.



Hanauma Bay Volunteer Program
100 Hanauma Bay Rd.
Honolulu, HI 96825

(808) 394‐1374 phone
(808) 395‐0468 fax