Connecting People with the Park
through education, volunteerism, and philanthropy

Park Reopens on National Public Lands Day – September 22, 2018

September 19, 2018

We are thrilled that the park is reopening.  Here is what they have to say – Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park is pleased to announce reopening on Saturday, Sept. 22 at 10 a.m., National Public Lands Day. Park visitors should anticipate heavy traffic, long lines and delays, and one third fewer parking spaces when visiting the…

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Forest Restoration Project Outside the Park Happening on July 20!

July 10, 2018

Check out our next Forest Restoration Project on July 20. Looking for a way to help our beautiful island?  We are unable to do a service project inside Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park Kilauea area, but we certainly can help others on the island! FOREST RESTORATION PROJECT OUTSIDE OF THE PARK – BEACH CLEAN-UP AT KAMILO…

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Looking for an incredible tour of the beauty of Kahuku and other parts of Hawai’i Island?

July 3, 2018

While we are waiting for the summit area of the park to reopen, we will soon be offering tours of various beautiful places on the island – including the Kahuku Unit of Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park, and some secret gems unknown to most.  Expert scientists and naturalists will be guiding these adventures. Stay tuned for…

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JULY Wild Cave Dates are HERE

May 30, 2018

If you are interested in Wild Caves in July, book now before we sell out.  If we have to cancel due to eruption and seismic activity, a full refund applies.

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Most of Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park is Closed – Kahuku Unit Open

May 30, 2018

Most of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park remains closed since Friday, May 11 due to ongoing seismic activity, summit deflation, and a possible steam explosion at the summit of Kīlauea Volcano.  We will keep you updated, and of course when the park reopens. In the meantime, WE ARE OPEN!  We are offering private tours in the…

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Our Programs

Wild Caves Exploration

An in-depth guided exploration through a tropical rain forest and fragile lava tube.

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Institute On Demand Private Tours

Private tours of the park are custom-designed to your group size, itinerary, interests and physical abilities.

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Youth Ranger Program

Provides education and career preparation to youth in rural East Hawai‘i

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Walk in the Park

This monthly program on second Sundays is aimed at bringing together FHVNP members to explore the park’s beautiful trails.

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Forest Restoration

Help conserve the forests of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park with monthly volunteer projects that include native seed collection, invasive species removal, and native seedling planting.

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Junior Ranger Program

A yearly 1 week summer program for children ages 7-13 to learn about conservation with park staff.

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Featured Events

Upcoming Events

fri16nov8:30 am3:00 pmForest Restoration Project- November 16, 20188:30 am - 3:00 pm Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Event Organized By: FHVNP Forest Restoration Event Type :Forest Restoration

sun09dec10:00 am2:00 pmSunday Walk in the Park - DECEMBER 2018Kahuku Palm Trail10:00 am - 2:00 pm Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park - Kahuku Unit Event Organized By: FHVNP Event Type :Sunday Walk in the Park

Friends of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park

FHVNP is a non-profit organization with members worldwide who have experienced the wonder and power of the park’s living volcanoes. In Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park, friends and visitors can walk on new lava fields, hike thorough ancient rainforests, see plants and animals found nowhere else on earth, and learn to respect and celebrate the culture and traditions of Hawai‘i’s indigenous people. More »


Connecting People

With the Park

Through Education


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