Volunteering at the Museum
Volunteers are a vital part of accomplishing our mission at the Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum. Volunteers currently serve in most areas of the Museum’s two facilities: the Main Campus in Kalihi on the island of Oahu, and the Amy B.H. Greenwell Ethnobotanical Garden on Hawai‘i Island. Please review the page below for Current Opportunities and Application Process.
Volunteer Applications Currently Suspended
Due to staffing constraints, we are unable to bring new volunteers into the museum until after the New Year. You may continue to request application materials or submit questions by contacting Patricia Floyd: firstname.lastname@example.org. If requesting application materials, remember to indicate the name of the volunteer assignment you are interested in, your first and last name and a valid phone number. You can find example volunteer opportunities below.
Application Process and Background Check
You will need to submit a completed Volunteer Application, including Waiver and Background Check Form. A standard background check will be run by our Human Resources office. Once your background check clears, you will be contacted to discuss placement, orientation and training. To request necessary forms, please contact Patricia Floyd: email@example.com. In your email, indicate the name of the volunteer assignment you are interested in, your first and last name and a valid phone number.
If you have any questions about the volunteer program or your would like to follow-up on your volunteer application, you may call during office hours. Volunteer Services is open Monday-Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm.
If you are part of a service group (example - Key Club), please contact Patricia Floyd at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (808) 848-4171 to coordinate your volunteer efforts. You can also monitor this month's Calendar and Upcoming Exhibits at the museum for events and exhibits you may be interested in volunteering for.
Phone: (808) 848-4171
1525 Bernice Street
Honolulu , HI 96817
The Human Resources and Volunteer Department has office hours Monday-Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm. We are closed over the weekend and during administrative holidays including Thanksgiving and Christmas. For your convenience, please make an appointment or call (808) 848-4171 prior to visiting Volunteer Services.