Volunteers are welcome to help in our programs aimed at supporting adult literacy literacy education for children. Volunteers typically commit to one or two days a week, and training is provided. Volunteer tutors will be matched with students with whom they can meet on a regular basis. Descriptions of volunteer duties and requirements are listed on each program's page. 

Main Office

Hawaii Literacy has an ongoing need for talented volunteers to assist or join Board-led committees for Public Relations & Marketing, Event Planning, and Fund Development. We also seek volunteers who are able and willing to serve as volunteer webmaster, social media assistants, or IT assistants.  Our programs also seek volunteer on-call drivers to make occasional pick ups or drop offs of books and in-kind donations. For students or volunteers with strong reading, writing, communication, and computer skills, we have opportunities for long-term (at least 1 semester) interns or assistants in grant writing, event planning, fundraising, database management, or program support.  Office and writing support must be able to commit to at least one half-day per week. 

See Honolulu Magazine's write up of our volunteer opportunities!

See Honolulu Magazine's write up of our volunteer opportunities!


Hawaii Literacy strives to provide a meaningful learning experience with benefits that extend beyond the internship period. Interns may work with our programs or main office to gain practical hands-on skills and experiences in the interrelated fields of literacy, education, social services, nonprofit work, and more. If interested, interns may split their time between two programs or between a program and work at our main office. 

How to Apply

Please complete the form below to apply. Volunteers may also, instead of using this form, submit our PDF volunteer application and send it to us via mail, e-mail, or fax. We will connect you to the program or area you are most interested in and let you know about any training or requirements. Mahalo for your interest!


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Please select no more than 3 volunteer opportunities you are interested in. For more information on requirements for volunteering in our programs, please visit the program's page or read the PDF application above. Program Volunteers - Please visit the program pages to see if your availability is a match for the program you are interested in.
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Please select no more than 3 volunteer options