Volunteer Information

ʻO kēia kou kuleana nui: E ‘ōlelo Hawai’i! Encourage conversations by greeting and assisting people. Make the experience fun! No volunteers will be doing the jobs of EK Fernandez staff. For safety purposes, their trained staff will be operating the large machinery and working the majority of the booths. Volunteers assisting with the games and information booths may be asked to be inside those booths alongside EK Fernandez staff.

Shift 1 (Last names N-Z): 5:00pm - 7:30pm
Shift 2 (Last names K-M): 7:30pm - 10:00pm
Shift 3 (Last names A-J): 10:00pm - 12:30am

General shift assignments are broken down by last name. Shift 1 includes setup. Shift 3 includes clean up. Clean up involves helping to take down kāniwala signage and returning it to the volunteer booth. Specific assignments are now available.

As a volunteer you'll be asked to do four main things...

Enter your mobile phone number in the database so we can send you text messages and view your shift and location assignment.

On the day of the event, check in at the volunteer table that's just outside the main entrance. Grab your shirt, throw it on, get your ticket, and confirm your assignment.
‘Ōlelo Hawai‘i to anyone and everyone! If you need help, this website provides a few useful vocabulary and phrases for games, rides, food, and entertainment. Help via text message will also be available on the night of the 29th.

To help commemorate this historic evening, take cool pics and video (where people can hear our ‘ōlelo makuahine being spoken). Post to social media using the hashtag #kaniwala.

* We have lots of shirts! However, please keep in mind that sizing options may be limited. Shirt sizes are S, M, L, XL, 2X, 3X. We apologize in advance if we do not have your size.

Imagine a world where you can speak Hawaiian wherever you go.

You could buy tickets for your keiki to ride on Ka Hololio Pōniuniu. You could toss darts, kahi, lua, kolu, and win a giant pea pā‘ani. Imagine an evening of fun with your ‘ohana and everyone around can ‘ōlelo!

On June 29th, there will be a Pō ‘Ōlelo Hawai‘i, Hawaiian Language Night, at the carnival. The more we gather to create these ‘ōlelo spaces, the more they will just happen on their own as well. So let’s make these things we imagine come true!