Get Your Hands Dirty
Travelers are finding that one of the best ways to discover the “real” Big Island is to sign up for a volunteer project and get their hands dirty working with local residents on conservation assignments.
Sign on for afternoon or multi-day trips to help with a variety of projects, such as trail building and maintenance, planting native plants, controlling invasive species or clearing coastlines of marine debris.
“Volunteering on Vacation” is an idea that’s catching on worldwide. Get started by calling one of these agencies:
• Hawai‘i Forest & Trail (800) 464-1993 or (808) 331-8505 • Nature Conservancy of Hawai‘i (808) 939-7171 • U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (800) 344-9453 • Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park (808) 985-6000