To assist guests to the NTBG Poipu Visitor Center with a warm welcome, give information about the various tours of McBryde and Allerton Garden and answer general questions. Educate visitors about NTBG’s mission as well as our Garden experience tours available to the public.
Be available to visitors for general questions related to NTBG, garden orientation and wayfinding, facilities, or other topics which may arise
Assisting guests by directing them to the ticket counter and café.
Be a Garden ambassador by supporting the mission of NTBG
Commitment to the positions time requirements
- Tracking time worked as a volunteer, reporting on visitor questions, issues and interpretive program improvements
Orientation and Training
Orientation and training is provided on site by the Visitor Center Manager, staff and/or peer volunteer. Volunteers are encouraged to do further research about history in the Lawai Valley and will have access to NTBG’s educational resources, library and staff.
Time, Place and Commitment
This position, at minimum, requires on 3-hour shift at the Visitor Center. Morning or afternoons, especially on the weekends are requested. We are looking for someone who can commit to at least 4 hours of service, once a week for a minimum period of 3 months. This is perfect for a "snowbird" to Kauai. Accommodations can be made for weeks when you may have conflicts by extending your service or rescheduling.
QualificationsYou must be enthusiastic, pleasant, flexible, understanding, good with people and willing to learn. You will be working with visitors of all ages, backgrounds, familiarity with environmental concepts, and plant/garden knowledge. An ability to interact and talk with this variety of people is necessary as a Visitor Center Volunteer.
- People Skills
- Public Speaking
- Relationship Building
- Public Relations
- Brand Development & Messaging
Good Match For
Teens People 55+ Group
Requirements & Commitment
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- 3-4 hours once a week for a minimum of 12 weeks
- seasonal "snowbird" volunteers welcome