Meet Volunteer Sandy
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?
The endangered Honu`ea (Hawksbill Sea Turtle) comes to shore on the main Hawaiian Islands to nest. They lay multiple nests throughout the season with an average of 175 eggs per nest. Only one in 5,000 hatchlings survives to adulthood.