Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Opportunities

Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument relies on volunteers to assist in various projects in the continuing effort to "bring the place to the people." See information below for various volunteer opportunities.

Monument Office and Mokupāpapa Discovery Center

We frequently need eager and enthusiastic personalities to help us in numerous roles. Volunteers should have excellent communication skills and an interest in the Monument, marine ecosystems and environmental issues. Contact Virginia Branco, Monument Volunteer Coordinator at virginia.branco@noaa.gov or 808-933-8180.

Advisory Council

When the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Coral Reef Ecosystem Reserve was established in December 2000, the Executive Order signed by President Clinton directed the establishment of a Reserve Advisory Council, in accordance with the National Marine Sanctuaries Act. The Reserve Advisory Council (RAC) is a community-based advisory group consisting of representatives from various constituencies, providing a public forum for community consultation and deliberation on resource management issues affecting the Reserve. For more information, please visit our advisory council page.