Short-Term Job Adventures Hawaii
Residential Volunteer Program
Pahoa (45 minutes from Hilo on the west side of Hawaii, the Big Island)
Kalani's residential volunteer program is an extraordinary way for people from all over the world to experience community life in Hawaii in an affordable way. Over 100 volunteers support the day-to-day activities and operations of this charitable retreat center and provide assistance in the kitchen, housekeeping, maintenance or horticulture departments. Volunteer opportunities are available from 2-3 months or participate in the special 1-month Sabbatical Program with further benefits. If you are ready to be a part of a thriving community based on serving with aloha, mutual respect and open communication, contact the Volunteer Coordinator for more info, watch the volunteer video or go directly to Kalani's application page. It's recommended you apply 6-9 months prior to your preferred start date.
A Day in the Life: Volunteer Adventures at Kalani
For many new volunteers, Kalani held the promise of a new direction, a new adventure, and a new way of life. Learn more about one volunteer's exciting work adventure at Kalani »
Kalani Oceanside Retreat Village
RR 2, Box 4500
Pahao, HI 96778
(808) 965-0468 x117
(800) 800-6886 toll free
(808) 965-0527 fax
• One of the benefits of being a Kalani volunteer is living near an active volcano. Curious about what else Kalani has to offer?
Program Guides, Program Supervisors, Logistics Coordinators and Therapists
Come explore Hawaii in a different way! Blending a wilderness therapy model on an organic farm, Pacific Quest and the Program Guide team facilitate an environment for teens and young adults to recognize a want for change while learning about farming, sustainability, basic living and problem solving skills, health and nutrition, emotional growth and Hawaiian culture. Desired qualifications include a Bachelor’s degree, preferably in psychology, farming/agroecology or outdoor education/leadership, or a minimum of 3 years relevant experience. Specific experience with “at-risk” youth or within wilderness therapy a plus. If you can make a one-year commitment and have experience and enthusiasm for working with teens in an outdoor therapeutic setting, apply with Pacific Quest!
P.O. Box 540
Naalehu, HI 96772
(855) 317-6304 fax
International Field Instructors, Co-Instructors & Interns
Hawaii (and throughout the American West, California, Outer Banks, Florida Keys, the Gulf Coast and places around the world)
As a Field Instructor for The Road Less Traveled, you'll have the opportunity to share your knowledge and love of the wilderness, service learning and cultural awareness with bright and enthusiastic young people; work with other highly motivated, qualified, committed professionals; and experience extraordinary lands and cultures around the world. RLT Instructors are genuine, spirited, friendly, active, educated and well traveled. They are not just educators and counselors, they are mentors. They are responsible, committed to those around them, purposeful and bold. The 2017 hiring season runs from September through early May.
The Road Less Traveled
2331 N. Elston Ave.
Chicago, IL 60614-4009
(800) 939-9839 toll free
(773) 342-5703 fax
Active Travel Tour Leader Guides
From the dramatic coast of Newfoundland to the stunning sunsets of Vancouver Island... Into the wild of Alaska’s frontier to the canyons of the Southwest... And not to forget the burning volcanoes of Hawaii or the ice caps of the Canadian Arctic, Windigo’s playground is massive.
Do you want to hit the open road, enjoy an adventure of a lifetime and get paid for it? Join the dynamic team at Windigo and travel to some of the coolest places in North America!. Meet new people from different cultures and provide unforgettable experiences to grateful travelers. It's not a job opportunity, it’s a lifestyle. If you are at least 21 years old (23 for U.S. applicants), have a clean driving record, love the outdoors, have an adventurous spirit, strong people, leadership and organizational skills, and are looking for an exciting challenge, join the Windigo team! The operation season is from April to late October with contracts available for a partial or full season.
Windigo Canada & USA
Head of Operations
400 Atlantic Ave., Suite 801
Montreal, Quebec H2V 1A5
(514) 948-4145 ext. 246
(514) 523-9030 fax
5024 Canyon Dr.
Santa Rosa, CA 95409
(707) 544-8395 fax