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.

Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is seeking a volunteer communications position for six months - with potential to be extended to a full year - at Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge to upstart and sustain implementation of social media postings and website updates while assisting with development of internal Refuge reporting on or about March 12, 2019 through August 2019.

See full description and application information here.

Kure Atoll Seabird Sanctuary

Kure Atoll is a part of the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument (PMNM) and is located 1,400 miles northwest of Oʻahu. Kure Atoll occupies a unique position referred to as the ‘Darwin Point’, which is the northern extent of coral reef development, and the atoll is estimated to be 29.8 million years old. Kure is an important breeding site for a sizable and diverse population of wildlife, with several rare or endangered species. Eighteen species of seabirds nest on Kure Atoll, including Mōlī or Laysan Albatross (Phoebastria immutabilis), Kaʻupu or Black-footed albatross (Phoebastria nigripes), and ʻEwaʻewa or Sooty tern (Sterna fuscata). There are currently 15 native and 28 introduced plant species known on Green Island. Native plants are an integral resource for seabird nesting habitat and dune stabilization. Invasive plants are a significant management concern because they displace native plant habitat and seabird nesting areas, entrap seabirds in dense vegetative mass and out-compete native plants. Check back periodically for volunteer opportunities at Kure Atoll.

Current positions:

Job Type: Habitat Restoration Worker - Volunteer Positions
Location: Kure Atoll Wildlife Sanctuary, Northwestern Hawaiian Islands (NWHI)
Duration: 7 months (Approximately March to October 2019)
Position closed: Applications reviewed upon receipt until positions are filled
Inquiries: Email Matt Saunter & Naomi Worcester at kureatoll@gmail.com

See full posting here.