• Halema`uma`u Just Before Dawn

    Hawai'i Volcanoes

    National Park Hawai'i

Meet Volunteer Nell

Nell from St. Charles Illinois
NPS Photo - HAVO Division of Interpretation

After completing 30 years of teacher pre-school special education for my local school system I was looking for a new adventure. A friend mentioned the V.I.P. program. It fit into my plans for retirement.

I have just completed my 3rd year as a V.I.P. for various parks around the U.S.


Did You Know?

`Ohi`a tree with lehua blossoms.

The `ohi`a lehua (Metrosideros polymorpha) is a pioneer plant on new lava and a dominant tree in most mature Hawaiian forests. Honeycreepers, like the `apapane and `amakihi, are often seen sipping sweet nectar from its flowers. More...