In the healing process for Kahoʻolawe, the KIRC relies on volunteers to get the job done. Through our Restoration, Ocean, and Cultural programs and the supporting Operations program, there are many varied volunteer opportunities that you can participate in. These include reforestation and erosion control projects, fish monitoring and species surveys, historical site restoration and protocol assistance, infrastructure improvements, and a myriad of other projects.
Mahalo for your desire to support the KIRC's mission to undertake the restoration of Kahoʻolawe and its surrounding water. There are a limited number of volunteer accesses scheduled each year. Each volunteer access is limited to number of participants and scheduled from Tuesday through Friday only. Access permit fees for 2012 is $125/person. KIRC provides transportation to Kahoʻolawe from Maui. Transportation is via KIRC's landing craft, the ʻŌhua. Lodging and meals while on Kahoʻolawe are also provided. Please read the volunteer packet below for additional information.
If you are an individual interested in volunteering we may be able to accommodate you within a large group.
As of January 2012 there is approximately a 2 year wait list for volunteers. If you are interested in being added to our waitlist, please complete our volunteer request form by clicking here.
Access Waiver Forms