Community involvement is essential to preserving what remains of Kauai’s native forests.  We are tremendously grateful to all who have volunteered in the past, and to those who will volunteer in the future!

Help Native Forests of Koke‘e and the Alaka‘i Swamp

Volunteers typically work on weekdays, for the day, in a group led by employees of the Koke‘e Resource Conservation Program (KRCP).  Work may involve hiking both on and off trails, often in rugged terrain, and adverse weather conditions.  KRCP employees coordinate volunteer groups into a line which sweeps through the forest hand pulling weeds and, if necessary, treating with herbicide.
What to Bring:
Volunteers must provide their own transportation to Koke‘e and to provide their own footwear, clothes, lunch & snacks, water, raingear, and backpack.  KRCP supplies the tools for the job and transportation to work area.

If you are interested in volunteering please contact Cherith Andrade, Volunteer Coordinator with the Koke‘e Resource Conservation Program at rcp@aloha.net or by phone (808) 335-0045.


Work with the Nature Conservancy in the unique lowland bog located above Kalaheo town. Weeding day trips occur monthly. Interested parties will be placed on a contact list and informed of any planned weed control trip. Weekdays only. Contact Kyle Kagimoto at kkagimoto@tnc.org or by phone at 808-587-6264.


Limahuli Garden and Preserve is seeking volunteers to aid in restoration of a native Hawaiian forest. This is a great opportunity to get involved in important cultural and ecological restoration work, be active outdoors, meet new people and preserve the `aina of Kaua`i. Limahuli Gardens is located in Haena on Kaua`i’s North Shore, 1/2 mile before the end of the highway at Ke’e beach. Volunteers meet by 8:30 AM. Contact Lahela Correa, Limahuli Visitor Program Manager on 826-1053, or Katie Champlin, NTBG Opperartion Manager at 826-1668 ext. 3.

Recreational Hunting on Kauai

Although hunting is not usually thought of as a volunteer activity, it is essential in managing wild animals throughout the KWA on both public and private lands and we encourage it!  Recreational hunting has many benefits to the individual (food, recreation, exercise, adventure) as they pursue introduced game mammals including pigs, feral goats, and black-tailed deer. There are large ammounts of public hunting area, whereas access to private lands need be obtained through personal channels.  A hunting license is required from the Department of land and Natural Resources (DLNR) Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW) for hunting on both public and private lands and hunters must complete a Hunters Safety course.  For more information visit DLNR’s Hunting in Hawaii webpage.

Mahalo for your interest!