Volunteer with the Polynesian Voyaging Society

PVS has been blessed with an ‘ohana of more than a thousand partners and volunteers who have invested tens of thousands of volunteer hours over four decades. Mahalo to all who help on the canoe, on the shore, on the phone and in the office. We need you all! We currently have volunteer opportunities for the following events and areas:

Outreach Volunteer Opportunities

EVENT: Mahalo, Hawaiʻi Sail – Maunalua, Oahu
PORT: Hawaiʻi Kai Towne Center, Maunalua, Oahu
DATE: May 12-24, 2018

Hōkūleʻa will be in Maunalua docked at the Hawaiʻi Kai Towne Center from May 12 – May 24. The Maunalua Heritage Festival will be held on May 12, 2018. On the week days we will have education outreach (stations) from 8am to 2:00pm, then public tours from 3pm to 6pm. On the weekends we will have ONLY public canoe tours.


EVENT: Ola Na Iwi
LOCATION: Bishop Museum
DATE: June 23, 2018

We are participating in the Ola Na Iwi at Bishop Museum. This is going to be an amazing event. It is free to the public and will run from 3pm to 9pm. There will be estimated 2,000 people in attendance. Here is a list of things we will be doing. Star compass, plankton cell scope, card matching game, canoe model, and knots.


EVENT: Midsummers Nights Gleam
LOCATION: Foster Botanical Garden
DATE: July 21, 2018

Foster Botanical Garden is having a voyaging theme at their Midsummers Night’s Gleam event. This is open to the community, we will be having our star compass out and selling merchandise.


Drydock Volunteer Signup

It takes all of us to keep our waʻa sailing. Sign up for email updates so that we can notify you when drydock opportunities become available. Mahalo!

PVS Office Volunteer Signup

From logistic support to general office duties your kokua is greatly appreciated. Sign up for email updates and we will let you know when we need a hand with things. Mahalo!


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a sustainable and abundant future. Mahalo for your support!

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Our members have been the mainstay of support to PVS for four decades, allowing us to grow our legacy of wayfinding and voyaging beyond the boundaries of Polynesia. As member, you’re eligible for PVS Store discounts and a thank you gift.

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