Volunteer at Shamanic Retreat Center -- Hawaii


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It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


990 Halekii Street #2334Kealakekua, HI 96750
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Muaisa Hale Pule offers spiritually-conscious, transformational programs to teachers, healers, students, creatives, seekers, visionaries and travelers interested in personal growth and natural healing. An official 501(c)(3) chapter of the New Haven Native American Church (NHNAC), we do not engage in commerce and rely instead on donations and volunteerism for all our services.


Our volunteer program is open to all between the ages of 21 - 56, who enjoy living in harmony with their natural surroundings. It is ideal for inspired individuals who wants to be of service, are willing to learn about and practice eco-sustainability, and find joy and fulfillment in personal growth and physical, emotional, mental and spiritual development.

Volunteers create their own work schedules and may contribute in such areas as landscaping, gardening/yard-work, healing arts, web site design, creative writing/screenwriting, housekeeping, carpentry, plumbing, electrical, construction, masonry or an agreed upon combination of these areas. Volunteers generally enjoy their experience with is and become an immediate part of the on-site Muaisa Hale Pule family, which is based in service, mutual respect, open communication, and celebration of enjoyment as the highest form of worship.


Situated at 19.5 degrees North latitude in Kealakekua, we are located above Highway 11 at the 111 mile marker. We are approximately 11 miles south of Kailua-Kona and 19.5 miles from Kona International Airport. Our home is 3 miles up slope (6 miles by car) from the State of Hawaii's #1 marine life sanctuary where Captain James Cook first discovered the Hawaiian island in 1778, and where pods of dolphins come almost daily to rest, feed, and nurse their calves.

At 19.5 degrees, we are perched atop of one of Earth's 10 major vortices. Ancients knew this place as "The Pathway to the God." It is a star gate portal, through which light codes enter the energetic matrix of the Earth and allow prayers and/or intentions made here to be "broadcast" to the world and beyond.

Whatever degree of involvement you choose to participate in when you come to stay with us, just our location alone opens the opportunity for you to de-stress, commune with nature, and experience a break away from your everyday existence. It is a place at which those, who find their way here and are open to change, can re-awaken to a whole new sense of being and feeling more at home in the world.



Muaisa Hale Pule is committed to diversity. Anyone 21 years of age and older is invited to apply to volunteer with us regardless of race, gender, social standing, spiritual belief, national origin or sexual orientation. All volunteers must be capable of being responsible for their own punctuality and attendance, for maintaining interest in their duties, and for their own mental, emotional and physical welfare at all times.

This is an exceptional opportunity for anyone who is interested in engaging alongside our shaman/healers. It is likewise ideal for vital and active retirees or health practitioners in transition, people who wish to participate in community endeavors and offer support and experience to others.


Off-island and out-of-town volunteers interested in staying with us for a month or longer are invited to apply for lodging on a monthly basis. The suggested donation for a 1- or 2-month private room is $300 per week (4-week minimum) plus 15 hours of volunteerism weekly.

All volunteers have their own private, east-facing, guest-quality room, which measures approx 150 sf (14 sm) and opens directly to the sights, sounds, and healing aromatherapy of our tropical surroundings. These "comfortably rustic," rooms enjoy morning sun, garden views, unlimited free WIFI, an in-room coffee maker, an adjoining shared half-bath, closet storage and an outdoor deck area with private exterior entrance. Fresh towels, linens, soaps and shampoos are provided.

All guests also have access to our outdoor rainforest shower/bath, and unlimited use of the group kitchen replete with refrigerator, gas range, propane-burning barbeque grill, laundry facilities and covered dining area.

Hot tubs, massage therapy, a convenience store, and kayak rentals are just a 1/2 mile down hill. Cafes, yoga classes, the New Thought Center, several banks, 2 post offices, a MacDonald's, grocery stores, a fruit stand, and the local Farmer's Market are all within 1 1/2 miles in either direction.

On a case-by-case basis with consideration of availability, experience, compatibility, skills set, eagerness to contribute and enthusiasm for what we offer, volunteers with permanent residences elsewhere may apply on an extended basis to stay on property to stay on property for up to 180 days.



Everyone on property is afforded the opportunity to study one-on-one with our Lakota-trained shaman, to apply for spiritual adoption into the New Haven Native American Church (NHNAC) if desired, and to earn certification as an NHNAC Healer/Medicine Man or Medicine Woman as part of their experience here.

To be established as an NHNAC Healer/Medicine Man or Medicine Woman, a person must place themselves in one or more of the following categories:.

1) Healer of people or animals. These are Healers/Medicine Men and Women whose focus is in relieving the suffering of people or animals.

2) Healer of the family unit. These are Healers/Medicine Men and Women who focus their ceremonial healing in family issues and in healing the values of family life.

3) Healer of the community. These are Healers/Medicine Men and Women whose focus is more toward building up the NHNAC Chapters, Communities and etc..

4) Healer of Society. These are Healers/Medicine Men and Women who focus is on repairing social systems or situations.

5) Healer of the Planet. These are the NHNAC Healers/Medicine Men and Women whose focus is on restoring sustainable care of our Earth Mother and to educating others in the responsible use of her resources.

NHNAC dictates no official religious dogma and does not require members of other organized religious to change their beliefs, religion or affiliation. It is perfectly acceptable to become a member of NHNAC and still maintain allegiance to another organized religion.



The US "B-1 Visitor for Business" visa is generally available to members of a recognized religious nonprofit organization for participating in a "voluntary service program" of the organization. All who apply to volunteer with us are welcome to request membership beforehand if it facilitates the visa process.

Depending upon the "reciprocity agreement" between the United States and your country, the B-1 visa will be valid for anywhere between a few months to as much as ten years. It may also be valid for one or multiple entries.


Positions are available now through the next six months. Applications are accepted on a first come, first served basis. If you are interested in applying for accommodations along with volunteerism, we encourage making arrangements as far in advance as possible as the majority of people who apply are accepted, and lodging tends to fill unexpectedly.



It is expected that all volunteers are of adequate physical and emotional and mental health, and that each person's general health will allow them to fulfill the responsibilities they have chosen to undertake. Moreover, everyone at Muaisa Hale pule is responsible for their own health care treatment and costs.

Prior to arrival at Muaisa Hale Pule, all residing here are asked to demonstrate that they have health insurance coverage in place for the duration of their stay. International Volunteer Card (IVC) offers an effective, 60-day, $29 insurance package that is suitable for this purpose, and IVC donates a significant portion of their proceeds to humanitarian projects.


For the health and enjoyment of everyone on property, we ask that all volunteers refrain from smoking, drinking alcohol, and use of recreational drugs on property and that volunteer resident refrain from these activities both on- and off-premises throughout the duration of their stay. There are also no televisions or hairdryers on site. Residents are invited to bring their laptops, iPads or other eletronic devices with them, and everyone is requested to please use "ear buds" if they wish to listen to music, speaker phones, Internet videos, DVDs or any other electronic sound while on premise.



For more information, please visit our website at http://www.muaisa.org where you can see photos, learn more about us, and download a volunteer application form. We encourage advanced planning as applications are accepted in the order in which they are received, and space tends to fill suddenly.

Till then becomes now. . .

A hui hou (Till we meet),

Muaisa Hale Pule


  • Web Design
  • Video Production
  • Horticulture
  • Gardening
  • Landscaping
  • Carpentry

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Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • Open to all with 1- and 2-month stays available
  • All volunteers are required to show proof of health insurance

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