Opportunities exist across the state for both residents and visitors to participate in voluntourism. Voluntourism is tourism related to travel to participate in voluntary work in the community where one is vacationing, typically for a charity or cause. Organizations that HTA has supported in the past include: Travel2Change, Malama Loko Ea Foundation, Pohaha I Ka Lani, Sustainable Coastlines Hawaii and Pacific Whale Foundation. As Hawaii moves into the direction of regenerative tourism, voluntourism will play an increased role towards this effort.
HTA would like to support more voluntourism activities. Here is a Visitor Readiness Checklist for a Voluntourism Program to help guide your efforts in creating a safe and welcoming experience for your voluntourism activity.