Bluecology offers inspirational and insightful experiences nest inventorythrough field-based
learning and community service  with educational volunteer programs that explore the human  and ecological dimensions of complex environmental problems.
taro plantingAfter completing a volunteer program with Bluecology, participants will have a better understanding of the challenges to the marine environment and potential solutions. Participants also will learn specific actions that family, friends and community members may take to help protect that environment.

Bluecology offers several different volunteer opportunities:

For High Schools, Colleges, and Educator
Through our national and international partner organizations, Bluecology provides educators with core educational field programs that may be customized to give students a greater understanding of field science, collaborative and integrated problem solving, and new skills such as community building. Student groups work side-by-side with field scientists, community leaders and other local mentors.

Internships: Our current internship opportunity is under the auspices of Hawaii Wildlife Fund, our partner organization. Interns are personally mentored by HWF President Hannah Bernard and other members of the HWF Team, taking part in exciting hands-on fieldwork that focuses on native wildlife research and recovery, marine debris response and education, and habitat restoration. Throughout this internship, participants interact with experts, work on conservation issues, and experience true island life culture. Internships require a minimum commitment of one month. Students may earn credit for high school, college, or community service programs.

Youth  Expeditions: Our hands-on youth expeditions are educational field programs focusing on science and community conservation. These expeditions are designed to accomplish specific conservation goals while offering unique access and experiences. As a participant, you will work side-by-side with field biologists, helping to collect important data on marine species, and work with community leaders on sustainable living projects. No prior experience is needed, and our field staff will provide all training on site.