Hawai’i is the most remote archipelago on earth. Our reputation for unsurpassed natural beauty is reflected in Hawaii’s State Parks.
The unique profile of Diamond Head (Lē‘ahi) sits prominently near the eastern edge of Waikiki’s coastline. Hawaii’s most recognized landmark is known for its historic hiking trail, stunning coastal views, and military history. Diamond Head State Monument encompasses over 475 acres, including the interior and outer slopes of the crater.
Diamond Head State Monument is one of Hawaii’s most visited parks on Oahu. On average the park gets 3,000 to 4,000 visitors per day.
We invite you to experience Diamond Head State Monument, to learn about our unique resources and history, and enjoy outdoor recreation and culture. Please help us protect Hawai’i’s fragile and irreplaceable resources for future generations by volunteering to educate the public about our iconic monument.
In general, prospective volunteers must:
- Be at least 18 years old (unless with parental permission, needs to sign liability form before working)
- Submit a resume
- Meet in-person with Park Ranger/Volunteer Program staff
- Be able to make the necessary time commitment. Most programs require at least a 3 or 6-month commitment.
Within this program, volunteers will be talking to the public about Le’ahi’s unique history and natural resources.
Please email your resume and schedule a meeting with the Park Ranger before selecting a shift to start volunteering.
Park Educators are ambassadors, representing Diamond Head State Monument and Hawaii State Parks by engaging visitors of all ages and backgrounds in one-on-one conversations and small group presentations. Educator stations include up at the summit, in the pavilion and on the trail. Don’t know a lot about the park or how to talk to visitors? Don’t worry! This special training course is offered to prepare volunteers with all the fun facts, information and teaching tips needed to become a Park Educator.
Shifts available: 6am-9am, 9am-12pm, 12pm-3pm, 3pm-6pm; six days a week (park is closed Wednesdays.)
Time Commitment: 3 hours minimum per week
Responsibilities: Answer questions from the public, initiate conversations with visitors, and demonstrate appropriate park etiquette.
Qualifications: Must have enthusiasm, and interest in sharing geology, ecology, pre and post contact history and conservation knowledge with park visitors. Willingness to learn about Hawaii’s ecosystems and Hawai’i State Parks.
Park Educator training consists of an online training module and hands-on training. The flexible online course covers education skills and various park topics. After completion of the online portion, volunteers schedule two in-person sessions where they receive on-the-job training. When trainees feel comfortable, they choose a two-hour shift and become park volunteers.
- Send resume and call Cassandra to set an appointment to meet,
- Schedule Meet-and-Greet Session at the park,
- Schedule two, one-on-one meetings with Park Ranger, Cassandra Springer