The National Park Service refers to our volunteers as VIPS - Volunteers-in-Parks. VIPs work side-by-side with NPS employees across the country. Whether you work behind the scenes or with park visitors, you can make a difference by helping to connect people with their parks. Become a VIP and put yourself at the heart of the park experience.
Current Volunteer Opportunities
World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument offers many rewarding volunteer opportunities. We are currently seeking volunteers in the following areas:
Visitor Use Assistant - Volunteer serves as a front-line representative of the National Park Service and monument. Volunteer works at a security check point, monument grounds, and parking areas for purposes of connecting with visitors. In many instances, the volunteer is the first and only contact the visiting public has with an NPS employee. Volunteer must have the ability to communicate effectively and provide excellent customer service.
Volunteer may bicycle to and from a variety of parking areas disseminating information and maintains a high visibility to the visiting public deterring vehicle break-ins. Volunteer must have the ability or willing to gain the ability (bicycle training is provided) to ride a bicycle, stand, and walk for long periods of time. Volunteer should have the ability to maintain a level of physical conditioning to allow for these extended periods of physical activity.
Park Guide Assistant - Work at the National Park Service Tickets and Information Desk answering visitor questions and handing out program tickets. Assist Park Rangers at the theater by mingling with visitors, helping prepare them for the start of their programs. And assist Park Rangers on the USS Arizona Memorial answering questions and guiding visitors through the memorial.
Docent - Work in the exhibit galleries and throughout the visitor center providing interpretive services to visitors. Docents should have a solid foundation of knowledge regarding the history and events covered at the site so that their talks and visitor interactions are representative of the National Park Service message and mission at VALR.
Maintenance and Groundskeeping - Assist National Park Service maintenance crews in maintaining the facilities and grounds at the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center.
Adopt-a-Memorial Groups - The "Adopt-a-Memorial" program allows groups to spend time taking care of a particular memorial (USS Arizona, USS Oklahoma, or USS Utah) by cleaning up the surrounding area and making sure it is in great condition. Projects may vary.
A volunteer application is required for all volunteer positions. Some positions require a time commitment, training, and background check. Training is provided unless otherwise noted.
For more information on volunteer opportunities, please call 808.422.3399 or e-mail us.
Did You Know?
The majority of the USS Arizona's crew went down with the ship; however, 337 crew members survived. Today, interments for deceased USS Arizona survivors are conducted on the ship. Over 25 interments have been conducted on the USS Arizona.