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Volunteer in Hawaii | Volunteer Opportunities
The Kalani volunteer program is currently full throughout May, with spots opening up in camping from June onwards.
'Ohana Month is coming - one of the best times of the year to be at Kalani! Apply early for August/September, as our volunteer program will be full during this special time. Learn more about the joys of 'Ohana Month on our dedicated page.
"Kalani is one of the most potent and nurturing retreat centers in the world." - Shiva Rea
Welcome to Kalani - Big Island, Hawaii
Kalani is the #1 repeat destination for volunteers on the Big Island.
Here's what volunteers are saying about Kalani:
"I learned how to have fun again."
"This is nurturing for body and soul."
"Everyone has been so friendly and open. I can't wait to come back."
"Kalani is the place I decided I was ready to live".
"I am returning to New York a changed person."
Here are some features of the Kalani community experience:
- community dining for more social fun
- world famous food
- volunteer fun activities including karaoke, open mic night, lava trips ...
- a spiritual retreat center with like minded individuals
- many classes in hawaiian culture, hula, watsu, huna healing and more
- nature excursions like snorkeling with Hawaiian fish, sea turtles & dolphins
- diverse, gay friendly, open community
- make friends for a lifetime
For over 37 years, Kalani has been a volunteer run non-profit educational village and retreat center that celebrates Hawai'ian culture, wellness and spiritual growth.
To see photos of our wonderful volunteers, click here
Video | Volunteer Opportunities in Hawaii
Become part of a community of friendly, spirited, and hardworking individuals whose dedication and creativity make Kalani a special place to live. Kalani offers several opportunities for you to enjoy the magic and beauty of Hawaii on a long-term vacation. Play the video, and see for yourself why volunteering at Kalani is so special...
...all our volunteer video participants!
...and special thanks to talented videographer Len Davis!
Kalani's volunteer program offers the opportunity to experience life within a community, enjoy a variety of activities and experiences, and learn and grow while serving our guests and visitors.
Ways to be at Kalani:
For More Information
Read our Volunteer Brochure
Download our Volunteer Brochure (PDF - 1.6MB).
PDF documents will require Adobe Acrobat Reader; if you don't have it already, you can download it here.
Contact the Volunteer Office for additional information or if you have any questions
We would love to hear from you!
Phone: 808-965-0468 ext. 117
Online: Contact form