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VolunteersVolunteers are an integral part of the management of Kīlauea Point National Wildlife Refuge. Volunteers give daily tours and are readily available to answer any questions. These wonderful people also help with the preservation of native plant species.


An active volunteer group at Kīlauea Point contributes approximately 7,000 hours of service to the refuge annually. The Kīlauea Point Volunteer Program provides an opportunity for residents and visitors to give back to Kaua‘i. Volunteers play an integral role in the daily operation of Kīlauea Point National Wildlife Refuge and are readily available to answer questions and provide natural and cultural history information. The personal contacts provided by these volunteers to the visiting public provide an outstanding educational experience for visitors. Volunteers assist with the preservation of native plant species. Volunteer opportunities include roving interpretation, native coastal plant restoration, and environmental education. To become a Kīlauea Point Volunteer, please contact the refuge Volunteer Coordinator. 


Kīlauea Point Natural History Association (KPNHA) is a nonprofit cooperating association, founded in 1984, prior to the designation of the National Wildlife Refuge. During the transfer of Kīlauea Point in 1985 from the U.S. Coast Guard to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Association provided invaluable support. Since its inception, KPNHA has been a strong and productive organization. KPNHA maintains a small store in the Visitor Center where visitors can purchase books, t-shirts, maps, and other momentos. The Association has generated considerable funding, which has been used to promote wildlife and historical interpretation as well as environmental education at Kilauea Point and throughout the state. 

For more information about Kīlauea Point Natural History Association, please visit the KPNHA website for more information

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Last Updated: Jul 16, 2014
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