~ Founded January 17, 1997 ~
Friends of Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park celebrates 25 years of supporting Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park.

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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Guardians of the Trails

In 2018, Friends of Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park launched our Guardians of the Trails Program.

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NPS Arrowhead

Official Philanthropic Partner to Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park

Friends of Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park

Upcoming Events


sat03dec10:00 amsat4:00 pmHOLIDAYS IN KAHUKU - FREE EVENTFree Event

sun11dec10:00 amsun1:00 pmSunday Walk in the Park - DECEMBER 11, 2022Kahuku Forested Pit Crater


sun08jan10:00 amsun12:00 pmSunday Walk in the Park - Halemaʻumaʻu Trail - January 8, 2023Halemaʻumaʻu Trail


sun12feb10:00 amsun1:00 pmSunday Walk in the Park - Exploring Mauna Ulu - February 12, 2023Exploring Mauna Ulu

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


And Philanthropy