~ 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


sun11sep10:00 amsun12:00 pmSunday Walk in the Park - Puʻu Loa Petroglyphs - September 11, 2022Puʻu Loa Petroglyphs


sun09oct10:00 amsun12:00 pmSUNDAY WALK IN THE PARK - KEANAKĀKOI - OCTOBER 9, 2022Keanakākoʻi


sun13nov10:00 amsun12:00 pmSunday Walk in the Park - FOOTPRINTS TRAIL (KEONEHELELEI) - NOVEMBER 13, 2022Ka'ū Desert Footprints Trail - Keonehelelei

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