Volunteer in Hawaii!

by Annalisa Alberto
Opportunities, Jobs, Internships, Business

Volunteer in Hawaii!

Your new path awaits. Find community in a dynamic environment that aims to be a living model for a healthy and vibrant planet. Share 120-acres of jungle paradise with as many as 200 guests, volunteers, and staff, while enjoying fresh, local meals served 3 times a day, up to 50 classes in permaculture, yoga, wellness, and spirituality each week, and much more.

Embodying the strength and beauty of the Big Island, Kalani is a non-profit retreat center supporting local and global transformation through nature, culture, and wellness. Located on the breathtaking Red Road on the Puna coastline, we invite you to recharge as you find yourself here amidst the raw, creative energy of Hawaii Island.


As a member of the Kalani ‘ohana, your service to guests and fellow volunteers will teach you new skills (or let you brush up on some old ones). With 3 days off per week, you have ample time to explore Hawaii, take inspiring classes, and practice self care – while enjoying campus amenities.

4 days / 30 hours of service shifts per week
2 – 3 month commitment
Choice of camping or lodging
Lowest tuition rate

Kalani’s Sabbatical Program is the best of our guest and volunteer experiences rolled into one fun and relaxing month. Whether you have a writing or creative project to explore, want to take time to discover who you truly are, or simply need a retreat for relaxation and rejuvenation, you’ll find a nourishing home here. Connect with new friends while on sabbatical, and return home refreshed and ready for your next chapter.

2 days / 15 hours of service shifts per week
1 month commitment
Six hours of massage or aquatic bodywork
Private lodge room & bathroom
Premium tuition rate
Skilled Trade

Skilled Trade scholarships are awarded by application and are available in a variety of disciplines, including construction, maintenance, vehicle and small engine mechanics, IT and culinary arts (to name a few). If you are interested in the option, please submit the volunteer application, the Skilled Trade Scholarship application, and a resume detailing applicable experience

At least 2 years professional experience
4 days / 30 hours of service shifts per week
Choice of camping or lodging
Tuition waived (after 1st month)
Resume required
Quotes from Volunteers

“I love that I know many of the people here by their laugh and can know someone I care about is having fun.”

“I’ve never had access to so many open hearts.”

“I learned how to have fun again.”

“Kalani changed my life by giving me inspiration to travel and confidence to be who I am.”