Aloha! Have you been wondering what to do with some of your free time?

Exploring Lāna‘i’s history and sharing it with
students, island residents and visitors is a rewarding way to use some of your spare time. We are looking for people that enjoy talking story and sharing the special history of our island home. Volunteering is a great way to make new friends. If you would like to learn more about how to share your time and love of Lānai with visitors to the Lāna‘i Culture & Heritage Center please contact Kepā — (808) 563-0787 kepa@lanaichc.org or Onaona — (808) 563-0788 onaona@lanaichc.org

Docent volunteer opportunities include:

  • Greeting guests and introducing them to exhibits and displays
  • Answering questions on how to learn more about Lāna‘i’s history
  • Sharing your personal experiences on Lāna‘i
  • Helping guests plan safe and informative visits to some of Lāna‘i’s storied places
  • Indexing, catalouging and conserving historical collections
  • ​Sales of books, maps and other items made available at the Lāna‘i Culture & Heritage Center


Workshops for docent volunteers will be offered, and scheduling of your volunteer time will be coordinated at your convenience.

Mahalo nui! We look forward to hearing from you.

The Lāna‘i Culture & Heritage Center — Honoring the past, enriching the future!

Without the help and care of people like Debbie Miyamoto Dela Cruz, Lāna‘i Culture & Heritage Center would not be able to preserve and pass Lāna‘i's history on to future generations. Aloha and Mahalo Nui!

volunteer opportunities

In 2009, a major collection of HAPCo employee cards was found and given to the Lāna‘i Culture & Heritage Center. The cards include names, date of birth, country of origin, date of hire, salary, marital status, type of job, and "bongo" (employee number) for more than 17,000 Lāna‘i plantation employees between 1926 to 1939. Debbie Miyamoto Dela Cruz was the lead volunteer, inputting the information in an Excel database, and organizing the cards. This collection provides families with important details in Lāna‘i's history, and in family research.  Without the help and care of people like Debbie Miyamoto Dela Cruz, Lāna‘i Culture & Heritage Center would not be able to preserve and pass Lāna‘i's history on to future generations. Aloha and mahalo nui! December 1st, 2014, Kepā Maly photo.

Thank you to our many volunteers who have helped us through the years. Mahalo nui!

Volunteer Opportunities are shared below.

And many others from Lāna‘i and afar, who have come together to assist in resource stewardship projects on Lāna‘i.


Mahalo nui!


"I ka lōkāhi kākou ola ai!"​
​(Our well-being is in our unity!)​

volunteers


  • Pamela Mae Pili Alconcel (Board of Directors)

  • ​Butch Au

  • Sheila Black (Board of Directors)

  • Naupaka Borders

  • ​Alan Calhoun

  • Serenity Chambers

  • Irene Cockett Perry

  • Beth Conroy-Humphrey

  • Andrew de la Cruz

  • Joan de la Cruz (Board of Directors)

  • Zane de la Cruz

  • Debbie Dela Cruz

  • Michelle Fujie

  • Jason Gill

  • Katrina Gillespie

  • Martha Haia Evans (Board of Directors)

  • Michele Holsomback (Board of Directors)

  • ​Zachary Anguay Holsomback

  • Jasmine Humphrey

  • Keona Humphrey

  • ​Kevin Humphrey

  • Bruce Kaaikala

  • ​Makamae Kadaoka

  • Makana Kadaoka

  • Robin Kaye

  • Sally Kaye​

  • ​Zelda Keller

  • Kawena Maly

  • Kepā Maly

  • Onaona Pomroy Maly

  • Colbert Matsumoto (Board Advisor)

  • Genji & Toshiko Miyamoto

  • Stacy Miyamoto

  • Albert Halape Morita

  • John Mumford (Board of Directors)

  • Susan Osako

  • Warren Osako (Board of Directors)

  • Anthony Kaauamo Pacheco

  • Pat Palumbo

  • Moana Perry Freitas

  • ​Momi Perry Suzuki

  • Shelly Preza​

  • Gabby Shin

  • Hope Shin

  • ​Sam "Koa" Shin

  • Donna Schaumburg

  • John Schaumburg (Board of Directors)

  • ​Gary Suzuki​

  • ​Rosanna Vierra

  • Trisha Kehaulani Watson-Sproat (Board of Directors)

  • ​Debra Wheeler