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The East Hawaii Cultural Center cannot fully serve the public without the strong support of our volunteers. EHCC’s Volunteer Program is a great way to interact with the art community and expand your knowledge and experience!

Volunteer Position Descriptions

Gallery Attendant: Volunteers who enjoy interacting with the public and like to spend time amongst the exhibits are great for this position. It involves keeping a watchful eye to ensure that guests do not touch the artwork and that visitors don't wander upstairs. Light sweeping of the gallery is appreciated. In between greeting patrons and answering questions about the exhibits and the center, volunteers are welcome to bring a book or their laptop etc. The Gallery closes for about a week in between exhibitions. Schedule is generally in 3 hour increments i.e. 10am-1pm & 1pm-4pm. 

Special Events: Volunteers who work special events and exhibition openings assist with set up and take down, act as crowd liaisons, provide information about exhibitions to the public, and have a great time working with the staff to make our events successful. Special events include: exhibition openings & First Fridays, performances usually held in the 2nd Fl. Theater, Artist Talks & lectures, Film Screenings, etc... These positions have flexible dates and hours.

Volunteers who like more physical work will enjoy when we change-over an exhibition as well as assisting with other preparatory duties. These positions are available in between exhibitions which may require lifting, mounting, painting, etc. We also need help in this area for possible set-design in the Theater. We can also use help facility cleaning, upkeep and with property maintenance.

Educational Programming: Volunteers with an enthusiasm for learning and teaching will have the opportunity to assist in upcoming projects such as lectures and artist talks and workshop assistants. 

Other Areas of Assistance: Volunteers who have skills in operations, communications (especially social media), events management, volunteer coordination, monitoring & evaluation, grant writing, financial planning and more…

Most volunteer positions occur on EHCC property but we do have some off-site community events that we attend on occasion, and work that can be done from home. 

2021 COVID-19 Policy: All volunteers and EHCC team members are required to follow County and State of Hawaiʻi regulations and we request that all vaccinations are up-to-date. 

EHCC is committed to maintaining a safe environment for adults and children on our premises. Thus, we routinely screen all team members, partners and volunteers by conducting criminal background and National Sex Offender Registry checks.

Click Here for Volunteer Application Form!