Meet Volunteer Barbara
I retired from Northern Kentucky University in 2009 to volunteer in Environmental Education at Grand Canyon National Park. After two semesters there, I volunteered two seasons at Everglades National Park and one season at Sequoia Kings Canyon. When I leave here in December, I'll return to Everglades.
The V.I.P. program has given me the opportunity to immerse myself at a park and really learn about the resource. I've met visitors from around the globe and have had the pleasure of working with talented and inspiring park interpreters.
I chose Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park because....well, I suppose it's obvious? It's really rewarding to share this incredible place with visitors.
Did You Know?
The two types of Hawaiian lava differ in appearance but are chemically alike. Pahoehoe has a smoother and ropey surface where a`a is jagged and clinkery.