Youth Ranger Donation
The Youth Ranger Internship Program training provides natural and cultural resources interpretation, environmental education knowledge, administration, protection (law enforcement) and park maintenance skills to 75 Hawai’i Island high school students over a 8-week period during the spring semester.
Upon completion of this training, FHVNP assists with payments of stipends for over 25 students to work five days a week for eight weeks in the summer. Work begins with two weeks of intensive hands-on paid training, followed by the interns shadowing park rangers and other staff, and finally by the interns working in the park. We also provide stipends for college students to work for eight weeks with the high school students as peer mentors. The college students are selected from a pool of “former” youth ranger high school students.
We are grateful for your support! Every youth donation goes directly to youth stipends during the year donated. Friends of Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park is a non-profit 501(c) 3 organization. Your donation is tax deductible.
Suggested Price: $20.00