Volunteer

 Interpretive Assistant -Volunteer would perform duties of an Interpretive Assistant. Greet visitors at the (TEC) Taft Education Center, Taft Boyhood Home; conduct tours of historically furnished rooms. Provide assistance with special events on site and off site. Assist staff in researching new projects for park presentations. Assist with park outreach programs.

Volunteer in the Park (VIP) Maintenance worker -Painting (non-artistic),maintenance/ Custodial/janitorial Landscaping/grounds, , Facility management, General carpentry.

 

 

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

 
Volunteer Recognition Luncheon
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 top of this page for current opportunities.

Click here to meet some of our volunteers.


 
 
Volunteer Charlene With a group of Visitors at Nāhuku (Thurston Lava Tube)
VIP (Volunteer in Park) Charlene leads an interpretive hike at Nāhuku (Thurston Lava Tube)

NPS Photo/Jon Christensen

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.

 
Volunteer George

Volunteer George Reaches 10,339 Hours of Service
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Volunteer Lindsay

Volunteer Lindsay Achieves 10 Years
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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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Ed receives 5000 Hour Lifetime Achievement Award

Volunteer Ed Receives 5000 Hour Lifetime Achievement Award on May 16, 2012
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Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 52
Hawaii National Park, HI 96718

Phone:

(808) 985-6000

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