June 14, 2022, 8:08 a.m. HST

Volunteers are needed for service trips to Haleakalā National Park. Photo credit: Friends of Haleakalā National Park/Matt Wordeman

Friends of Haleakalā National Park is seeking volunteers for a grueling 3-night service trip July 2-5 to help preserve native Hawaiian ecosystems at Haleakalā Crater.

Volunteers should be experienced hikers and backpackers.

For overnight tent camping trips, participants should bring in their own tent, sleeping pad, sleeping bag, food and clothing. There will be access to a cubicle, but only for washing hands, water, heating food and water, and cleaning.

These will be long, physically challenging days requiring hiking and high altitude climbing on and off trail. The reward is an opportunity to enjoy the park in areas you may never have visited and leave it better than before your service. Participants must bring their own work/weeding gloves.

You must register and be approved by the trip leader to participate. For more information and to register, go to www.fhnp.org or contact Mele Stokesberry at [email protected] Other volunteer opportunities are also available in the park.


The mission of the Friends of Haleakalā National Park is to assist the park and the National Park Service in preserving Haleakala’s unique ecosystems, scenic character, and associated Native Hawaiian cultural and spiritual resources.