Mālama Program with Hawaiʻi Wildlife Fund

HWF has joined forces with the Mālama Hawaiʻi Program! Mālama means to “care for, preserve, give-back ” – and while you are on vacation on Maui or Big Island you can join us for a beach clean-up day on either island or the Turtle Nesting Program on Maui, May – October.

When you give back you’re part of a virtuous circle that enriches everything and everyone. Including your experience as a visitor!

Through the Mālama Hawaiʻi Program, you could qualify for a special discount or even a free night from a participating hotel when participating in its dedicated volunteer activity. It’s possible a hotel will not work out, but you can come mālama with us anyway!

We have beach clean-ups and other activities that are listed on our calendar for Big Island and Maui. Please check it out and see if your dates align with our activities and a hotel that offers an incentive to work with us.  Also look on our volunteer page as some things might not be on the Calendar.

Currently the hotels that align with HWF are:

Fairmont Orchid, Big Island (Hawaiʻi) – Receive your 5th night free and daily breakfast for two when volunteering with any volunteer program on GoHawaii’s Voluntourism site including Waikoloa Dry Forest Initiative, Hawaiʻi Wildlife Fund or Hawaiian Legacy Reforestation Initiative.

Hotel Molokaʻi – After booking the first night at the published rack rate, receive 50% off up to two additional nights when volunteering with any organization listed on GoHawaii’s Voluntourism page. Use booking code MHP < which means you can volunteer with HWF on Maui or Big Island and then island hop to Molokaʻi after for a discounted stay at this lovely hotel!

HWF Maui is currently working with local hotels so we can offer more incentives to our volunteers.

More about the Mālama Program:

  • We welcome travelers with an open heart, and with an invitation—to Mālama Hawai‘i. Simply put, mālama means to take care – of our earth, each other and ourselves. By doing so, visitors will experience a deeper connection and a stay that really stays with you.
  • The Hawai‘i Tourism Authority, in partnership with a statewide alliance of private industry partners including hotels, airlines and volunteer organizations, are coming together with an initiative to encourage mindful and, ultimately, regenerative tourism by giving travelers an opportunity to stay an extra day at no charge if they participate in a voluntourism activity.
  • The Mālama Hawai‘i program not only will help us protect and preserve Hawai‘i for the future, but will give travelers a more meaningful and enriching travel experience, inspiring them to participate in more purposeful activities during their trip and future stays in Hawai‘i.
  • How it works: Hotel partners and HTA are curating a series of volunteer projects travelers can select from. By participating in the activity, they’ll be welcomed for an additional night stay at no charge. Each airline and hotel partner is managing its own promotion, so please check their website for specific details.
  • Why it works: Working side by side with residents and other travelers will be an enriching experience that allows travelers to connect with our residents to perpetuate the cultural and natural beauty of our island state, all while helping regenerate the destination.
  • Our goal is to attract travelers who will leave Hawai‘i better than when they arrived. This program gives us the opportunity to let travelers know that it’s not only time to come back to Hawai‘i. It’s time to give back to Hawai‘i.

Hawaiʻi Wildlife Fund Volunteers