Diamond Head State Monument Docent Program
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PARK UPDATES: 1/4/22 - [KAUAI] - The Kalalau Trail is OPEN. Stay safe.  Aloha.


01/18/22 - [OAHU] - The vehicular access gate for the Mokuleia Section of Kaena Point State Park is CLOSED due to heavy ponding and poor road conditions. We will continue to assess the conditions and update accordingly.


12/21/21 - [MAUI] - Kaumahina State Wayside on the road to Hana is temporarily CLOSED until further notice due to staff shortage.


11/5/21 - [OAHU] - The gate at the Keawaula Section of Kaena Point State Park is now OPEN on weekends from 7am to 7pm.


4/19/21 - [ALL ISLANDS] - Entrance AND parking fees are now required for non-residents at several parks across the islands including: [KAUAI] Haena, Kokee, Waimea Canyon, [OAHU] Diamond Head, Nuuanu Pali, [MAUI] Iao Valley, Makena, Waianapanapa, and [HAWAII] Akaka Falls, Hapuna Beach.  Non-resident visitors will be required to pay for both entry and parking.


3/1/21 - [MAUI] - Waianapanapa State Park - Entry and Parking Reservations are now required for all non-residents. For reservations go to www.gowaianapanapa.com

Diamond Head State Monument Docent Program

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. 

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 hiking up to 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 (the 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 three-hour shift and become park volunteers. 

To Apply: 

  • Schedule Meet-and-Greet Session at the park 
  • Schedule two, one-on-one meetings with Park Ranger, Cassandra Springer 

Please email resume to [email protected] to get started 

See link to learn more, https://kanuhawaii.galaxydigital.com/need/detail/?need_id=597529