Become a Volunteer
Our community of volunteers is dynamic. We love all of our volunteers, each of whom make a wide range of projects happen throughout our sites in Captain Cook and Kealakekua. This includes tackling small construction projects, tending to garden areas, doing administrative tasks, assisting with educational programs or exhibits, and helping at events. Our volunteers bring enthusiasm, curiosity, and tremendous dedication and pride to their work. Our volunteers also provide our organization with fresh perspectives and invaluable assistance. Everyone is welcome to apply. However, volunteers under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult chaperone and have written consent from their parents or legal guardian.
About Kona Historical Society’s Program
Volunteer assignments and projects vary throughout the year. Kona Historical Society’s needs change depending on current programs, exhibits and projects. Still, there’s always a need for all types of skills and experiences so you don’t necessarily need to be a historian or an expert to apply.
KHS' volunteer program is flexible. Placement is based on the availability, interests and skills of the volunteers, as well as the needs of the organization. Once accepted, individuals or groups can choose to volunteer regularly at a particular site or choose to move on to other projects after completing their initial assignment.
KHS has opportunities for groups, as well as individuals. We have groups that participate in one-day projects as a way of giving back to the community and to team build. We have individuals who volunteer weekly, monthly or whenever they are on island. We also have individuals who volunteer for only particular events. We also offer an internship program for high school and college students.
Volunteering gives you a chance to learn new things. Volunteer projects and assignments typically begin with a brief orientation and training by Kona Historical Society staff. Sometimes, volunteer projects develop into independent work. But most times, volunteer projects are done collaboratively with Kona Historical Society staff.
Whether you’re interested in volunteering one time or want to be a regular, join us!
2015 Fall Volunteer Newsletter
2015 Winter Volunteer Newsletter
2016 Fall Volunteer Newsletter
Click, print and complete a volunteer application below to get involved with Kona Historical Society!
- Adult Volunteer Application (pdf)
- Youth Volunteer Application (pdf)
- One-time Group Volunteer Application (pdf)
- Internship Application (pdf)
If you have any questions, please contact Volunteer Coordinator Carolyn Lucas-Zenk at: