Becoming a Volunteer at HVO
How do I become a volunteer?
- Step One
Choose the project(s) or team(s) for which you want to volunteer
(make sure you meet the requirements and time frame,
- Step Two
Fill out and submit an application form for the project or
team for which you want to work. A copy of your application will
be sent electronically to the project team leader and HVO's volunteer
coordinator. A copy of the submitted application form will appear in your browser
immediately after you click on the submit button; save or print this file for
- Step Three
The team leader will review your application and contact you
directly for further information; because team leaders might be
traveling or on vacation, you may receive a response several weeks
after you submit your application. If you do not hear from a team leader,
it means that you are not being considered for a volunteer position.
- Step Four
If you are selected for a volunteer position, make your travel
arrangements to and from Hilo International Airport, Hawai`i. You
will be met at the airport and then driven to HVO or the guest house
in the Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park.
How do I choose a project or team?
Go to type of work and click on
the various categories for a detailed description of the project,
including the research and monitoring goals, type of work, knowledge
and skills that may be necessary, and physical conditions that may
be needed to participate.
Note the earliest time that a volunteer position is available for
the type of work you choose.
What about health insurance?
All volunteers must have their own health insurance. You will be asked
to show proof of your health insurance when you arrive at HVO.
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Updated: 20 February 2002 (srb)