Support Civics and Law-Related Education - become a Center Volunteer!

The Center depends on its dedicated group of volunteers to tell its story and give the exhibits life. The volunteers are part of an ohana drawn together by their interest in learning more about and sharing Hawaii's unique culture and legal history.

Generous with their time and energy, the volunteers help present the Center to the public by serving as greeters and guides. Other volunteers prefer the less visible, yet equally important roles of researchers and office assistants. Volunteers also help with special events at the Center. Enthusiasm, commitment, and desire to learn and share with others are the main requirements for these positions. Training sessions, newsletters, special events, and field trips are all part of the volunteer learning experience. The majority of volunteers come to the Center through the Volunteers in Public Service to the Courts (VIPS) Program. This Judiciary program places the volunteers in an area best suited to their interests and abilities.


  • Clerical - Assist the Center staff by performing various clerical tasks. From massive bulk mailings to answering telephones, their efforts are invaluable to the Center's daily operations.
  • Greeters - Introduce the site to visitors. By greeting and orienting the visitors who come to Aliiolani Hale, the greeters serve a hospitality function while providing security for exhibits.
  • Docents - Provide an in-depth learning experience for visitors by sharing a unique part of Hawai'i's history. Docents provide a vital service to the Center by guiding public tours and assisting in school tours.
  • Researchers/Specialists - Help staff with ongoing research projects. The Center utilizes a number of volunteers for its research and translation projects
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