Current Volunteer Opportunities


Be a VIP, Volunteer-in-Park. Help protect some of the most treasured natural and cultural resources in America.

Kūpono McDaniel
Youth and Volunteer Programs Coordinator

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November 21, 2013 - Volunteer Recognition Luncheon

NPS Photo - Jay Robinson

Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park Proudly Honors Our Volunteers!

At Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park, there are varying volunteer opportunities. Some of the more common are:

  • Interpreting the park to visitors with the goal of ensuring every visitor experience is a positive one by interacting with them at the Kīlauea Visitor Center and Jaggar museum, by giving informative talks and by leading interpretive hikes.
  • Removal of invasive plants.
  • Assisting with native plant propagation and re-forestation.
  • Working in plant nurseries - seed collection.
  • Working with Hawksbill and sometimes Green Sea Turtles, protecting the nests and maximizing survival of the hatchlings.
  • Administration.

Sound exciting? Please see the top of this page for current opportunities.

Click here to meet some of our volunteers.


Resident Volunteer Happenings - In addition to our term volunteer program we have our dedicated and faithful resident volunteers who play a key role in keeping the park running smoothly.

Volunteer George

Volunteer George Reaches 10,339 Hours of Service

Volunteer Lindsay

Volunteer Lindsay Achieves 10 Years

Ed conentrating on the edits

Volunteer Ed Films and Edits the 2012 Tour Operator Training

Dave Boyle with Silverswords

Volunteer Dave Exceeds Nine Years of Service

Noel receives 5000 hour Life Time Achievment Award

Volunteer Noel Receives 5000 hour Life Time Achievement Award on August 8, 2012
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Jim receives 500 hour award

Volunteer Jim Receives 500 Hour Award on August 8, 2012
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Volunteer Ed Receives 5000 Hour Lifetime Achievement Award on May 16, 2012
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