71.8 F
Honolulu
Amy Fujimotohttps://alohawithlove.com
I grew up in Hawaii and when I'm not traveling the islands, I write down my Mom's recipes, hike with Daisy the waddling rescue, work on my 200+ gallon aquaponics system, and dream about my future van conversion so I can do some more traveling.

Comment below so we can discuss!

This post may contain affiliate links. If you click these links to buy something I may earn a commission with no additional cost to you. This helps keep Aloha With Love running, thank you! Learn More.

Giving Back For Future Generations

I’ve always loved ecotourism, so when the term “voluntourism” started to make itself known – I was interested. Some of us love to give back to the people, land or Mother Nature herself when we travel and Hawaii has plenty of opportunities for anyone interested in discovering Hawaii in a more fundamental way.

Paepae O Heeia

The Heeia Fishpond in Oahu is an ongoing project to restore and maintain one of Hawaii’s ancient fishponds. Very unique experience that you can volunteer with or have a tour of – either way it’s a great way to really learn about Hawaii’s history from Hawaii’s people.

Hookuaaina

This unique program’s aim is to empower Hawaii’s youth through the cultivation of taro and teach them cultural Hawaiian values. Fun way to get muddy in Oahu!

Working hard in the taro fields: Be prepared to work, sweat and have the time of your life – the memories will stay with you, your family and friends for a very long time. Another great voluntour opportunity for taro picking is with Kako O Oiwi.

Hawaiian Islands Land Trust

HILT is a great program to look into if you’re not on Oahu. Their focus is on restoring and maintaining one of Hawaii’s most important resources: the land. Join them as they perpetuate Hawaii so that our children’s children may still call this place paradise.

808 Cleanups

This program is popular in Hawaii and has an awesome following. I highly recommend looking into this group since you’ll probably be able to participate in an activity near you.

I actually learned of 808 Cleanups from Dan at The Real Hawaii, which is just another reason why he will be so awesome for your personal and custom tour of Oahu!

Eco Tours

From Oahu To The Big Island: Most people will end up on Oahu for their first trip to Hawaii, so if you want to try another island, this one is a lot of fun because the Big Island is completely different.

Oahu Eco-Adventure: Outside of Waikiki is a completely different world filled with hidden sights and beautiful locations.

Horseback Rides: These are always amazing. You don’t really think about riding horses in Hawaii, but with our Paniolo history (Hawaiian cowboy days), we have a ton of horse-friendly trails.

Check out more free local Hawaii tips to really make the most of your trip to Hawaii. My personal favorites are Maui’s Turtle Town, the Lanikai and Kailua Parking Secret and the ever-popular Kauai’s Tubing Tips!

Related

Papakolea Is One Of Four Green Sand Beaches In The World

I think it's really cool that one of the four green sand beaches in the world is right here on the Big Island! The chances of this happening give you a really neat outlook on geology and makes you...

Stop At Mahaiula Beach After You Arrive In Kona

Drive north from Kona International airport (KOA) for 20 minutes and you'll reach the first beautiful white sand beach in North Kona. Mahaiula Beach is one of three white sand beaches in Kekaha Kai State Park and it's a...

Hike To Makalawena Beach In Puu Alii Bay

Makalawena Beach is the least visited beach of the three white sand beaches in Kekaha Kai State Park. While it may require a little extra effort to reach, it's not without charm or beauty. If you want to add...

Kua Bay Is The Gorgeous Beach That Has Everything

If you're looking for azure waters and velvety-soft white sand, look no further. Kua Bay is a spectacular sight and as perfect as a postcard. For those arriving into Kona International Airport (KOA) and looking to hop right into...

Kekaha Kai State Park’s 3 Magnificent White Sand Beaches

Kekaha Kai State Park is so much more than just 3 white sandy beaches - although that's already setting the bar up pretty high! You've got a couple of options when you visit Kekaha Kai State Park. If you...

Walk The Kukio Beach Path For Coastal Views

Kukio Beach is a fun beach that has a little bit of everything. There are turtles to see, a long paved path along the coastline, free parking, a small beach safe for children, and even some snorkeling opportunities. Not many...

Real. Local. Non-touristy.

My emails will make you smile!

I'm all about living life in Hawaii with passion, honesty, and respect. So if you like legal hikes, authentic experiences, and a kind and humble personality, I'm your local girl!

You'll love reading my fun and down-to-earth emails from a local perspective. I'll send you my personal tips, travel suggestions, and DIY project ideas that are perfect for Hawaii living.

Sign up below and you'll be added to my email list!

Aloha with love, Amy

Dig Into Hawaii Through Voluntourism