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Pahoa, Hawaii
Minimum Stay:
2-3 months
English, Hawaiian



"The spirit of ohana (family) and a love for Hawaiian culture and the aina (land)"

This is the Deal

Kalani is Hawaii's largest retreat center. We are a soulful place of refuge and transformation for international guests.

Kalani's volunteer program is much more than a volunteer experience. Volunteers become part of a dynamic community based on service, mutual respect, open communication, and the aloha spirit.

We are a thriving community of 120 volunteers and staff. As a volunteer with us, you will serve in one of our four main departments: Kitchen, Housekeeping, Horticulture or Maintenance. Volunteers contribute 4 shifts per week in their assigned department.


The majority of Kalani's volunteers camp. Tents are set up on raised 8x8 wooden platforms that keep you up off the ground, and 16x16 tarps above each platform protects tents from the elements. Bathrooms and outdoor showers are nearby. Tent and air bed must be supplied by the volunteer.

We also offer shared rustic dorm rooms with 2-3 roommates per room. Shared bathrooms are located nearby.

Tuition rates:
Camping 2 months: $1400
Camping 3 months: $1650
Lodging 2 months: $1800
Lodging 3 months: $1950

What Else

To learn more please check out the blog, videos and volunteer information on Kalani's website.

Our program books up several months in advance so it's never too early to submit your application! Volunteers are continuously coming and going, as there are no fixed program start and finish dates.

+ Smokers allowed

+ Internet Access

- Have animals/pets