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    Hawai'i Volcanoes

    National Park Hawai'i

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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 bottom 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.

 
ed conentrating on the edits

Volunteer Ed Films and Edits the 2012 Tour Operator Training
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Dave Boyle with Silverswords

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

Contact:
Kūpono McDaniel
Youth and Volunteer Programs Coordinator
email
808-985-6015

 

Current Volunteer Opportunities

Did You Know?

Ripe `ohelo berries ready to be eaten by nene.

`Ohelo (Vaccinium reticulatum) is a relative of blueberries and a favorite food of nene, the Hawaiian Goose. Its berries range from dark red to pale yellow when ripe and are sacred to Pele, the volcano deity.