Volunteering at Hawaiian Mission Houses

We love and always are looking for volunteers from schools, colleges, seniors, and all ages in between. We depend on volunteers at all our events, and could not do it without our wonderful volunteers. Do you need community service hours? We would love to have you volunteer with us, whether it is for one hour, a semester, or all throughout the year.

Volunteer/Intern opportunities include:

  • Special Events – help with set up, registration, food/drink, guides, security, take-down at various events throughout the year
  • Admin/Office Assistant – help with general office work, filing, word processing, data entry
  • Curatorial/Collections Assistant – assist with general collection management, object labeling, and inventory
  • Library Assistant – re-shelve and re-file library materials after use, fill researchers’ requests, input library records

If you are interested in being a volunteer or intern with us, please contact our School Programs and Volunteer Manager at [email protected]

We are currently looking for an Administrative Assistant volunteer to help with general office work such as filing and data entry for 2 hours/week.

If you are interested in being a volunteer or intern with us, please contact [email protected]
No previous experience necessary.

Hawaiian Mission Houses Historic Site and Archives enriches our community by fostering thoughtful dialogue and greater understanding of the missionary role and impact on the history of Hawai`i.

Hawaiian Mission Houses Historic Site and Archives preserves the heritage and interprets the stories of the American Protestant Missionaries, their descendants, and their relationships with the people and cultures of Hawai`i, connecting with contemporary life, and encouraging a deeper understanding and appreciation of the complex history of Hawaiʻi.

Collaboration between Native Hawaiians and the American Protestant missionaries resulted in, among other things, the introduction of Christianity, the development of a written Hawaiian language and establishment of schools that resulted in widespread literacy, the promulgation of the concept of constitutional government, the combination of Hawaiian with Western medicine, and the evolution of a new and distinctive musical tradition with harmony and choral singing.