Guardians of the Trails is Hiring

We are accepting applications between June 7th – July 26th, 2024

Email or call 808-229-8491

Guardians of the Trails engages motivated young adults ages 18-30 to complete challenging and impactful conservation and service projects throughout Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park.

Project work may vary due to changes in environmental safety concern’s.

Projects the crew typically works will include:

  • Trail construction and maintenance 
  • Invasive species management including pesticide application 
  • Habitat restoration 
  • Traffic control relief 

Participation Behavior

  • Work effectively as a member of a team 
  • Contribute to safe learning environment, no harassment of others for any reason
  • Participate in all aspects of program, including service projects, education, training and organization events.
  • Effective communication 
  • Learn skills and apply them to carry out service projects effectively
  • Always appropriately represent the program while on service projects or during events  


  • Perceive and effectively communicate work hazards to crew and leader
  • Effectively perceive, understand and follow directions
  • Act with compassion towards members, leaders and staff