Join the Maintenance team and help us keep the park visitor areas and trails safe and beautiful.
Maintenance projects require physical activity that may include bending, lifting heavy objects, digging, cutting vegetation along trails using small hand-tools such as pruners and loppers, litter and debris cleanup, invasive vegetation control projects and/or raking invasive vegetation from waterways. This may involve using rakes, pushing wheelbarrows, climbing up and down slopes, walking on slippery, uneven and debris-covered surfaces, and traveling by foot and motorized vehicles over roadways, fields, and lava. Power equipment may also be used after training. Drills, grinders, saws and other hand tools may be used as well as lawn mowers, weed eaters and larger equipment that the volunteer is qualified to operate. Alert your supervisor for training or reassignment if you feel unqualified to operate a specific tool.
Project work will be performed mostly out of doors in a tropical climate from sea level to nearly 14,000 feet in elevation. Temperature extremes high humidity and inclement weather are common. Environmental hazards include the presence of biting and stinging insects (including fire ants, harvester ants, wasps, bees, mosquitoes, and others); spiders (including brown recluse and black widows); and hazards associated with an erupting volcano (Sulfur fumes, ash clouds, rough terrain). Safety precautions (drinking large amounts of water, taking resting breaks, and alerting staff of discomfort) must be followed to avoid dehydration. Also, volunteers must wear safety equipment and clothing as appropriate, such as work gloves, earplugs, safety goggles, and helmets, respirator as well as, other safety items required by the project work supervisor. If uncertain about any part of a particular duty, alert the project supervisor before continuing.