Water Quality Testing — our Clean Ocean Team

Our Hui O Ka Wai Ola Water Quality Testing Program currently tests water on a regular basis at 31 sites in South and West Maui. We are currently in need of volunteers to help with this program.

Volunteers participate in a training program to learn the careful procedures and protocols that we follow to ensure quality data collection. After completing training, volunteers work in teams of about 3 people each. You’ll travel to designated shoreline locations in South Maui to gather ocean water samples (at around knee depth), conduct in-field water testing and prepare samples for storage and transportation to a lab. Our field water testing generally takes place on weekday mornings.

To volunteer in the field or in the lab, you must actively have health insurance.

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Assist at Events

Enjoy meeting and talking with people? Please volunteer to help staff our information tables at community events.

Like to work behind the scenes? We can use help a range of tasks from creating social media posts, to data management, to graphic design. Have a special skill you think could help contribute to our mission? Reach out and let us know!

Photograph & Videography

To tell our story, we need photos! If you are a photographer, please volunteer to document projects, programs, meetings, and events. We are also seeking assistance from videographers who have the needed Akaku Community TV qualifications to film our monthly meetings for broadcast.


Love to write? We’d love your help with creating blogs for our website. We’ll provide the topics and editing assistance.

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