• Halema`uma`u Just Before Dawn

    Hawai'i Volcanoes

    National Park Hawai'i

Meet Volunteer Sandy

Sandy
Volunteer Sandy from Sherrills Ford, NC
NPS photo
 

The most compelling experience to bring me to volunteer at the park is I wanted to give back after retirement. Most of my life I visited National Parks and loved them all and thought how great it would be to work or volunteer in one when I retired. So, after retirement, I began.

The reason I choose to volunteer for Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park is simply that this one has volcanoes. How interesting is that? I visited the park many years ago as a young adult and did not forget it. I applied and have been coming to HVO for three months for the past 6 years.

I hope to bring to the park my time, energy and dedication. I have fond memories here of not only a beautiful, unique park, but great people. Meeting, studying and working with people from all over the world has enriched my life. My only regret is that I should have done this earlier in my life.

 

Did You Know?

Waha`ula Visitor Center surrendering to lava.

From 1983 to 1991, lava flows repeatedly invaded communities on Kīlauea's coastal south flank burying eight miles of highway and destroying 181 houses and a visitor center in Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park.