The Friends of Haleakala National Park has an opportunity for those looking to serve their community and experience the beauty of one of Maui’s most treasured natural resources. FHNP is looking for volunteers for their monthly service project in the National Park Aug. 16-18. Those volunteering for the project will hike into the Crater and stay in Holua Cabin. The park entrance and cabin fees are waived for participants doing service work with FHNP.
Sunday, Aug. 17 will be dedicated to working in the scenic Waikau north area on protection of native plants. Participants are likely to see some of the rare native Silversword plants in bloom.
FHNP says the service trips are very enjoyable, with time for personal photography, exploring and relaxing. The camaraderie of fellowship also helps create a pleasant experience, according to FHNP.
Volunteers must be physically fit and able to hike in and out of the crater at altitude. Participants must be able to carry their personal items, including a sleeping bag, breakfasts, lunches and a share of the communally purchased dinner food.
A maximum of 12 persons can be accommodated on each trip. Additional information about the service trips can be found at the organization’s website, Fhnp.org. After visiting the website to learn more about the opportunity and the Friends’ mission to preserve and protect Haleakala National Park, those interested in volunteering should contact the leader by emailing to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photo of Holua Cabin: Forest & Kim Starr/Wikimedia Commons