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15-2859 Pahoa Village RdPahoa, HI 96778


VOLUNTEER, LEARN & LIVE AT NA PIKO. Na Piko will be home to several fruit tree nurseries as well as the volunteers who help maintain them. These nurseries supply our orchard-planting programs in Hawaii. At least three hours of work per day (five days a week) is required for all volunteers, along with a monthly contribution, which includes a living space, access to shared bathrooms and kitchens, four daylong plant identification and propagation courses taught by our botany professor, ongoing arboricultural training with FTPF staff arborists, and Sunday yoga in the lodge with a vegan group meal provided in the evening. The grounds and kitchen have a vegetarian foods only policy. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and space is very limited.

NA PIKO IS LOCATED ON 14 ACRES OF NATURAL JUNGLE IN KAPOHO, 20 minutes from the town of Pahoa, on the Big Island of Hawaii. Set among towering ancient mango trees and nestled against the Nanawale Forest Reserve, this unique land provides a peaceful space for an awakening volunteer experience. With nurtured paths, meadows, and fruit tree nurseries, Na Piko holds six cabins, a house and a custom built two-story lodge built out of trees harvested from the land. Each cabin comfortably houses two people while an abundance of lawn space offers perfect sites for tents.

NA PIKO WAS DESIGNED WITH HARMONY IN MIND. Completely off the grid, we use solar power and pure, filtered rain water. Three kitchens, five bathrooms and internet access ensure home comforts in an environment that supports simplicity and connection with nature. A wonderful open-aired lodge provides the perfect setting for interaction. Minutes away, enjoy world-class reef snorkeling, beach-side volcanically heated swimming holes and steam vents, the world’s most active volcano, state parks, fresh exotic fruits and cuisine, outdoor markets most days of the week, and an eclectic collection of progressive communities.


  • Farming
  • Environmental Education
  • Environmental Policy
  • Community Outreach
  • Gardening
  • Horticulture

Good Match For

People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 18
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