Hawai'i conservation alliance

Work Exchange Program

Work Exchange Program

Work Exchange Program

The Work Exchange Program allows individuals to work a minimum of 10 volunteer hours in exchange for a complimentary registration (valued over $400) to attend the 24th  Annual Hawaiʻi Conservation Conference. This is a great opportunity for interested individuals who can offer their skills, assistance, and leadership in exchange for full conference admission, in addition to other benefits.


The HCC’s success stems from the work of willing and dedicated individuals who contribute to this program. The assistance of the work exchange participants make it possible to have the various engaging exhibits, events, and speakers of the conference.

The HCC Work Exchange program allows participants to meet, interact with, and learn from conservation veterans, emerging leaders, resource managers, field staff, and others in the conservation community. The research, knowledge, and experiences they share provide an invaluable opportunity to anyone interested in starting or furthering a career in conservation.

Stay tuned for more information!

Program Timeline:

Apr. 4             WEP Application available

May 26           WEP Application period ends, notification of acceptance into WEP

May 29           Volunteer schedule available for volunteers to sign-up (first-come, first-serve basis)

Jun 30            Schedule sign-up ends

July 17             Volunteer Orientation. MANDATORY, 9am - 12pm at the Hawaiʻi Convention Center

July 18 - 20     Hawaiʻi Conservation Conference

TBD                 Mahalo Pau Hana


For any questions, please contact:

Kawena Elkington, Work Exchange Program Coordinator


(808) 944-7417