- What is the accommodation like?
During you time in Maui you will be staying at a Hostel in Wailuku or at a camp next to the beach. In general you will share your room with two or three other volunteers. You will also have a shared bathroom, a balcony, a wash machine, a TV and WiFi. At the beach camp you will sleep in tents and use shared bathrooms with external showers. At the camp you will also find a kitchen, WiFi, BBQ, sport, washing machine and drier.
- Is it possible to get placed with a partner or friend?
Yes, generally it is possible, but depends on the free booking options at the hostel.
- How is the food provided?
During our stay at the camp Olowalu you will be provided with three organized meals. Most of the time you will have the chance to choose your meal from a vast buffet. The Buffet will include a lot of vegetables and fruits. At the hostel you will receive freshly made pancakes in the mornings. For lunch and dinner you will have to take care of your own.
- Is it possible to receive vegetarian meals?
It is possible to follow a vegetarian diet. Please inform us about your diet beforehand.
- How are work time and free time divided?
The project lasts around 20 days. You will be working 14 days in different sector and receive 6 days off (this includes arrival and departure day).
- How can I spend my free time?
After your daily work you will be spending the nights at the beach or at the common area at the hostel together with the other participants. You can get a shuttle service and head over to Kanaha Beach Park or to other cities close by. One Highlight is the hike up to the top of Haleakala from where you can witness the most beautiful sun set or sun rise. You can also test your surfing skills at the northern coast of Maui.
- Do I have a contact person on site?
On site you will be working with a team of volunteers and marine biologists. The Experts will be your supervisors and may help you with your concerns.
- What kind of cost do I have to expect during the project? Can I withdraw cash on site and do I have to pay in local currency?
You will need money for your free time at the hostel. In general you will not have any other kind of spending during the project since accommodation and food is provided. But you might need money for free time activities, trips, wash saloon or additional snacks you want to purchase. You can withdraw cash at the airport or any city.
- How can I contact family and friends at home?
You will have a WiFi access at the hostel as well as the beach camp. To save some money you can consider purchasing a prepaid card. You can also visit some Internet Cafés.
- What’s the weather like?
Maui has two weather seasons. The winter months November to April have temperature around 20-30 °C and a lot of precipitation. The summer months barely have any rain and temperatures rise up to over 20 °C. The water temperatures vary from 23 °C to 27 °C.
- Is there a prohibition regarding alcohol?
The drinking age in the USA is 21. It is also not allowed to drink alcohol on the street in public. We ask you to follow these rules and respect the conditions.